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“Businesses face HMRC crackdown on money laundering” warns DSR Tax Claims

Those companies required to adhere to strict anti-money laundering (AML) regulations have been advised to check their procedures and improve where necessary after HMRC handed down its largest fine to date to a London money services business for failures in its anti-money...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
Neil Williams
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Examining The Future for Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Sometimes, the best ideas just don’t turn out to be as good in practice as they were either on paper or in the heads of those who devised them in the first instance. So far, 2019 seems to be the year that Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have joined the list of things that...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Are Bribery and Corruption Being Overlooked by UK Authorities?

A new report published by the Fraud Advisory Panel alleges that the authorities are overlooking bribery and corruption in the UK. Syedur Rahman argues that, while some criticism is justified, the real picture isn’t quite so clear cut. According to the Fraud Advisory Panel,...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Nominations for Tackling Economic Crime Awards to close on Thursday 1 August

Nominations for the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) are set to close on Thursday 1 August. With the deadline now fast approaching, those professionals and organisations involved in tackling any area of economic crime are being encouraged to put forward their...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Managing Insider Threats: Why Context is Critical

The subject of ‘The Insider Threat’ is fast rising up on the corporate agenda. While you might think a company’s own employees would be less likely to pose security risks than external attackers, a recent analysis by Computing has found that this type of threat was a...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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“Unchecked conflicts of interest and ‘austerity’ fuelling corruption risks” states Fraud Advisory Panel

Domestic corruption risks in areas such as business, education, local Government and elections are neglected and poorly understood because officials focus on bribery overseas. This is the warning given by the Fraud Advisory Panel in its new report entitled ‘Hidden in Plain...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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Former company director pleads guilty to £12 million bribery scheme unearthed by SFO

In a hearing conducted at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 30 May, Carole Ann Hodson pleaded guilty to bribery in relation to a scheme orchestrated to secure £12 million worth of contracts for ALCA Fasteners Ltd, a company she owned at the time. The scheme, which operated...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Tackling Economic Crime Awards launched to honour security and law enforcement professionals

Economic crime has a significant impact on the UK;s economy, with – according to the Office for National Statistics – an estimated 3.24 million fraud offences taking place in the year ending March 2018. Organised by the World Excellence Awards team who also run the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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PKF Littlejohn appoints Robert Brooker as co-head of specialist Forensic and Fraud team

PKF Littlejohn has appointed Robert Brooker as co-head of the company’s Forensic and Fraud team. Brooker joins the firm after over ten years at Transport for London (TfL), where he was head of fraud.  At TfL, Brooker managed a team of investigators, prevention staff and...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Scaling Down The Rolls-Royce Investigation: A Sign of Panic at the SFO?

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has finally stopped investigating a number of former Rolls-Royce employees in connection with the bribery and corruption scandal that has been rumbling on for many years now. A shrewd decision based on available evidence? Or the frightened actions...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019