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United States to pass historic anti-money laundering legislation, including first register of corporate beneficial ownership

United Kingdom, USA - December 10 2020 The United States Congress is expected to pass the country’s most significant anti-money laundering legislation in decades this week, signalling a…

Francis Bond.

Money laundering crackdown: solicitors and accountants in the firing line?

United Kingdom - November 1 2018 Security minister Ben Wallace launched the Government’s new National Economic Crime Centre today with a promise to crack down on “facilitators” of…

Everybody, freeze! Account freezing orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act

United Kingdom - April 18 2019 In this article Macfarlanes and Outer Temple Chambers explore a new power introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) that has recently been…

Max Hobbs.

Who knew? Company directors may soon be jointly liable for furlough fraud

United Kingdom - June 9 2020 Last week, HMRC announced plans to penalise company directors who intentionally breach the rules of the UK Government’s furlough scheme as part of new…

Max Hobbs.

And they're off! HMRC launches its first investigations under the new "failure to prevent" offence

United Kingdom - March 14 2019 HMRC has launched its first criminal investigations using new powers brought in by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA), which became effective on 27…

Max Hobbs.