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Economic Crime Bill to be fast-tracked this week: transparency reform, UWO changes and new sanctions legislation

United Kingdom - February 28 2022 Prompted by the crisis in Ukraine the UK Government has announced that it will bring forward the Economic Crime Bill. It has also trailed a number of…

Francis Bond, Lorna Emson

UWOs: Remember those?

United Kingdom - February 24 2022 A House of Commons briefing paper, published on 22 February 2022, has criticised the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs). The paper notes that…

Neill Blundell, Max Hobbs

Fighting economic crime in the UK: an overview

United Kingdom - February 14 2022 On Thursday 10 February, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on Economic Crime in the UK, which summarises recent research…

Neill Blundell, Max Hobbs

The Economic Crime Bill: reform is coming

United Kingdom - February 10 2022 Yesterday, Kevin Hollinrake MP (a member of the Treasury Select Committee and Vice-Chair of the APPG on Anti-Corruption and Responsible Tax) spoke…

Neill Blundell, Max Hobbs

Proposals for reform of the UK’s criminal liability laws to be published this spring

United Kingdom - January 31 2022 The Law Commission last week confirmed that its proposals to reform the UK’s criminal liability laws are on track to be published this spring, having…

Neill Blundell