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Corporate criminal liability: ten options for reform

United Kingdom - June 13 2022 The UK's Law Commission has published its Options Paper for reform of corporate criminal liability. This much-anticipated report sets out ten options…

Neill Blundell, Helen Harvey

The Chancellor announces a £25 million “fraud squad” to recover £5 billion

United Kingdom - May 4 2022 The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new “fraud squad” to recover money stolen from the state-backed Covid Bounce Back Loan Scheme. It is…

Lorna Emson, Georgia O'Connor

The Economic Crime Bill: passed at rapid speed

United Kingdom - March 10 2022 The House of Commons passed the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill (ECB) on Monday, after an extraordinarily speedy process in…

Neill Blundell

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, Joe Gaffney

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, Joe Gaffney