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Press Releases (233)

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HMRC chief floats handing over its role as anti-money laundering supervisor Serious overhaul of UK’s failing anti-money laundering defences needed  11th June 2018, London – News that HMRC’s executive have discussed ending the organisation’s role as the anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory body for a number of key sectors should prompt a wide-ranging and serious overhaul
6th June 2018, London – New allegations made by Corruption Watch U.K.  that British intermediaries took corrupt payments from an Italian defence company, to secure defence contracts in South Korea, must be fully examined by the UK’s  Serious Fraud Office and where wrong-doing is established prosecutions should follow. Robert Barrington, Executive Director Transparency International UK,
18th May 2018, London – Commenting on the announcement of a House of Lords committee to review the UK Bribery Act, Robert Barrington, Executive Director Transparency International UK, said: “The Bribery Act helped put the UK in a strong position for fulfilling its international anti-bribery commitments.  In a post-Brexit world, we hope this review will
National Crime Agency warns of Brexit money laundering risk Transparency International to give evidence to Parliament tomorrow 14th May 2018, London – Coming a day after a warning from the National Crime Agency that Brexit increases the chance that UK businesses will come into contact with corruption, Transparency International will give evidence to MPs on ending the UK’s role
Giant leap forward for ending the UK’s role as a safe haven for dirty money Transparency International welcomes Government decision to back transparency in Overseas Territories  1st May 2018, London – Transparency International welcomes the Government accepting a cross-party amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill for Britain’s Overseas Territories to bring in public
1st May 2018, London – A last minute amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, introduced by the Government, challenges efforts by MPs to introduce transparency over company ownership in the British Overseas Territories. A cross-party amendment – due to be discussed today in the House – tabled by Margaret Hodge and Andrew Mitchell
Transparency International is urging MPs to support an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that would require British Overseas Territories to reveal the names of individuals controlling companies in those territories.
 26th April 2018, London – The PM must ensure strong anti-corruption measures are in place before any future trade deal with Azerbaijan to ensure the UK is not complicit to a regime widely accused of corruption, according to Transparency International. The Prime Minister today hosts Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan. His family are alleged
New BBC Panorama exposes failure of UK to stop flow of dirty money TI calls for police investigation with cooperation from British Virgin Islands 23rd April 2018, London – Transparency International is calling on the UK National Crime Agency to investigate the London assets of an offshore corporate network at the centre of a new
19th April 2018, London – A new investigation by Buzzfeed News that claims HMRC refused to raid a company suspected of money laundering and tax fraud, citing donations to a UK political party, is deeply concerning says Transparency International.
16th April 2018, London – A new paper from Transparency International, launched at the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, is calling on Commonwealth nations to put fighting corruption at the top of their agendas. With the UK Government talking up the future role of the Commonwealth in post-Brexit trade deals, Transparency International
 29th March 2018, London – Transparency International welcomes the Treasury Committee’s coming inquiry into economic crime, and hope this will contribute to the Government adding more urgency towards ending the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt money. Successive Governments have committed to tackling money laundering into the UK and whilst some positive advances,

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