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HMRC announces more investigations into the “failure to prevent” tax evasion offence

United Kingdom - February 14 2020 HMRC has released an update on its investigations of the relatively new corporate criminal offence (CCO) of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax...

Neill Blundell.

Fine by me: could a small sanction for a breach of the SFO’s Section 2 Notice fail to deter non-compliance?

United Kingdom - February 10 2020 At the end of January 2020, the UK courts convicted an individual of failing to comply with the terms of a “Section 2 Notice” issued under the...

Neill Blundell.

Explain yourself: the Court of Appeal rejects the challenge to the first UWO

United Kingdom - February 5 2020 The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against the first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) issued in the UK, potentially paving the way for much...

Neill Blundell.

The Magnificent Seven? The SFO agrees in principle to a DPA with Airbus

United Kingdom - January 28 2020 It is being reported that Airbus has agreed in principle to a deal with regulators in the UK, US and France to end long-running investigations into...

Neill Blundell.

Get with the programme: the SFO releases new guidance on compliance programmes

United Kingdom - January 20 2020 The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has released new guidance on its website - as part of its Operational Handbook - setting out key considerations when...

Neill Blundell.