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RUSI conducts independent analysis of the top 10 serious and organised crime threats to the UK in 2023 through a series of commentaries

This project provides independent analysis to mark a major milestone in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime, the 10-year anniversary of the NCA. The series traces the evolution of serious and organised crime threats since 2013, the ways in which the UK…

HM Treasury leads on first of its kind global commitment to combat offshore crypto tax evasion

The Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF), spearheaded by the UK, is the OECD’s latest flagship tax transparency standard that will require crypto platforms to start sharing taxpayer information with tax authorities.

UK’s New counter fraud authority saves taxpayers £311 million in its first year, beating target by more than £100 million

The savings come from counter fraud schemes designed to prevent and identify fraud across the public sector. The efforts of the counter-fraud team contribute to safeguarding public funds and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The results highlight the positive impact of strategic…

Home Office releases outcome of consultation on proposals to give law enforcement agencies more powers to tackle serious and organised crime

The proposals will help law enforcement agencies to frustrate the activities of the largest and most harmful criminal enterprises operating in the UK. In particular, they will target the enablers and facilitators who support and profit from serious crime and improve our ability to manage and disrupt the highest harm offenders.

FCA orders WealthTek Limited Liability Partnership to cease operations as High Court appoints Joint Special Administrators and arrest made

The FCA is conducting a regulatory and criminal investigation into both WealthTek and its principal partner, John Dance, which includes potential regulatory breaches relating to client money and custody assets, and criminal offences of fraud and money laundering…

BBC on how ‘ESG’ came to mean everything and nothing

The article explores the journey of ESG from a specialised investment concept to a mainstream business strategy. It highlights the downside of ESG becoming an all-encompassing term, potentially diluting its impact and making decision-making more complex…

City of London Police marks International Fraud Awareness week by celebrating force’s top achievements of 2023

The force recognises and celebrates notable accomplishments in the ongoing battle against fraud and financial crimes highlighting the City of London Police’s efforts to raise awareness and combat fraudulent activities…

ICAEW Thematic Review of the role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

The report likely provides insights into the responsibilities and challenges faced by MLROs in the context of AML efforts discussing the regulatory framework surrounding the role of MLROs and the expectations placed on them…

Beyond FS publishes article on ‘The tipping point: It’s time for banks to act on AML and financial crime breaches’

The article discusses a tipping point, suggesting a critical moment for banks to proactively tackle AML challenges. It likely outlines key insights into the escalating risks and consequences associated with financial crime breaches in the banking sector…

Ankura insights on ‘The Evolution of KYC: Exploring Perpetual Know Your Customer (PKYC)’

KYC is a crucial process for financial institutions, aiming to prevent money laundering and fraud. The tension arises between obtaining sufficient customer information for risk management and ensuring a smooth customer experience during transactions…

UK Cabinet Office announces £311m taxpayer saving from counter fraud schemes designed to prevent and identify fraud across the public sector

These savings were identified through several activities led by the Public Sector Fraud Authority and working with other public bodies that helped prevent, identify and recover public money lost to criminals.

Home Office and Singapore secure an agreement on ransomware payments 

Led by the UK and Singapore, members of the CRI affirmed that relevant funds from central government should not be used to pay a ransomware attacker – the first international statement of its kind.