Nicola Sharp
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The European Union’s Plan to Tackle Money Laundering

It now appears that the European Union (EU) is convinced of the need for a central authority to tackle the scourge of money laundering. Here, Nicola Sharp explains why the EU’s new proposals for investigating this form of criminality cannot come soon enough. EU finance ministers...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Money Laundering in UK plc: The Dirty Secret That Will Not Go Away

A new report produced by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International lays bare what it believes is massive and carefully planned money laundering in the UK. Here, Syedur Rahman voices concern about the effectiveness of the authorities’ efforts designed to tackle it. ...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
Evan Wright
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Route Towards Greater Impact

Thursday 31 January witnessed the one-year anniversary of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), which were introduced to help authorities identify and seize property suspected to have been bought by laundered criminal funds. They hit the headlines last year following the arrest of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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“Authorities should disclose information about efforts to prevent money laundering” urges Transparency International

Transparency International – the global coalition designed to fight corruption – has stated that bank regulators need to publish much more information about whether banks are doing what’s required by law to prevent money laundering. The organisation believes this...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has launched the UK Anti-Corruption Plan
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UK Anti-Corruption Plan unveiled by coalition Government

A wide-ranging and ambitious programme specifically designed to boost the UK’s ability to tackle corruption at home and abroad has been announced by the coalition Government. The UK Anti-Corruption Plan, which includes over 60 actions for Government and partners, will set the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015