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HMCPSI publishes report on SFO’s case progression

The report concluded that the SFO has made extensive improvements in handling and progressing its cases. HMCPSI has recommended SFO to (i) Develop a strategic resourcing model by Dec 2023, (ii) All case controllers to be provided with enhanced management & leadership…

Home Office publishes results of the Economic Crime Survey 2020

The Home Office surveyed businesses in selected sectors and found that around 1 in 5 businesses had been a victim of fraud in the 3 years running up to the survey, and that almost half of them had experienced more than one incident. Debit or credit card fraud accounted…

UK Government publishes new Fraud Strategy for 2023

The new fraud strategy sets out over 50 measures to reduce fraud and cybercrime by 10% by 2025. The strategy would establish a coordinated response from the government, law enforcement, and the private sector to better protect the public and increase…

Gambling Commission’s plans for implementation of the Gambling Act Review White Paper

The White Paper committed to increase regulatory powers to tackle illegal gambling and to facilitate cross-government collaboration on a number of areas. The first set of White Paper-related LCCP consultations will be published this summer and pre-consultation…

EC announces stronger rules to fight corruption in the EU and worldwide

The measures include new and strengthened rules criminalising corruption offences and harmonising penalties across the EU, as well as a proposal to establish a dedicated Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) sanctions regime to target serious acts of corruption…

FinCEN publishes review of Fiscal Year 2022/23

The Year in Review is intended to help stakeholders gain insight into both FinCEN’s efforts to support law enforcement and national security agencies, and how financial information, filed pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) is used. The information that FIs provide to…

Wolfsberg Group publishes updated ABC compliance programme guidance

The Guidance identifies the main areas of risk that need to be covered in ABC compliance programmes and reminds the industry that such programmes need to be overseen by senior management; and administered by employees with sufficient authority, expertise…

TI-UK publishes its 2023/24 Annual Plan under the 2021-2030 Strategy: ‘Stopping Corruption – Promoting Integrity’

The priorities for 2023/24 include focusing efforts on remaining gaps in Britain’s Dirty Money defences whilst ensuring the effectiveness of new measures triggered by the conflict in Ukraine, improving supervision of AML defences, corporate transparency in British Overseas…

US Treasury hosts Countering Corruption and Illicit Finance as part of Summit for Democracy

US Treasury brings together leaders from government, civil society, and international organizations to discuss the efforts to counter corruption and illicit finance in order to uphold the rule of law, promote good governance, and ensure an equal…

TI UK publishes Policy Paper on Managing Revolving Door Risks in Westminster

This paper sets out TI-UK views on how to improve the regulation of post-public employment for former ministers and high-ranking civil
servants in Westminster. The movement of individuals between positions of public office and jobs in the private or voluntary sector in…

Council of Europe removes Ukraine from blacklist of states that prevent combating corruption

GRECO has concluded that the current level of compliance with its recommendations is no longer “globally unsatisfactory,” The group asked Ukraine to provide a report on the measures taken to implement the unfulfilled recommendations by March 31, 2024…

SEC charges Rio Tinto plc with bribery controls failures

SEC announced charges against global mining and metals company, Rio Tinto plc, for violations of the FCPA arising out of a bribery scheme involving a consultant in Guinea. The company has agreed to pay a $15 million civil penalty to settle the SEC’s charges…