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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom, European Union | 8 Feb 2019

“2018: A year in review” Anti-money laundering, Tackling illicit finance

2018 was a busy year for anti-money laundering activity with a number of legislative changes, reports and headline speeches by law enforcement


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 24 Mar 2016

Tackling Tax Evasion - Finance Bill establishes new criminal offence

The Finance Bill 2016 published today, 24 March 2016, confirms the Chancellor's commitments to crack down on all forms of tax evasion, avoidance and


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 3 Mar 2016

"Relentless in pursuit of tax evasion and avoidance”: HMRC sets out plan to 2020

In its departmental plan for 2015-2020 published last month, HMRC set out it's role "to help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 11 Feb 2016

Public Account Committee hauls Google and HMRC over the coals

There has been considerable media coverage of the tax affairs of multinational corporations, particularly on the conclusion of HMRC’s enquiry into


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 20 Jan 2016

MPs question HMRC’s response to tax evasion, the hidden economy and criminal attacks

With the issue of tax evasion a political priority and firmly in the media spotlight, the Public Accounts Committee kick-started 2016 with an


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 27 Jun 2013

HMRC budget cut by a further 5 per cent but is set higher targets to raise £1bn from tax avoidance and evasion. Is the Chancellor asking the impossible?

The Chancellor's spending review for 201516 issued on 26 June 2013, included the announcement that HMRC is to see its budget cut from £3.4bn in


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 10 May 2013

No safe havens for offshore tax cheats HMRC threaten criminal prosecutions

On 9 May HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) repeated its message that it is in pursuit of those who attempt to avoid or evade tax with an announcement


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 21 Mar 2013

£1 billion invested in clampdown on tax avoidance and evasion

Alongside the Budget 2013, on 20 March 2013 the Government published a progress report on tackling avoidance and evasion. The report states that


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 23 Jan 2013

More criminal prosecutions planned for tax evasion: investors beware, there is no ‘fuzzy line’

Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been on a publicity offensive this week to announce that the Crown Prosecution Service


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 17 Apr 2012

National Fraud Indicator records annual losses of £73bn

The National Fraud Indicator published in March indicates annual losses of £73bn.

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