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Press Releases (224)

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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,
28th March 2018, London – Commenting on reports that Shell have filed a criminal complaint against a former employee over the sale of a Nigerian oilfield in 2011, Robert Barrington, Executive Director Transparency International UK, said: “These are extremely serious allegations that must now be properly investigated. Shell must provide full and unreserved cooperation with the
 22nd March 2018, London – Transparency International welcomes the publication by the Government today of its response to the call for evidence on a register of the beneficial owners of overseas companies owning UK property. But the confirmation that this register won’t be operational until 2021, later than the Government’s original deadline, remains of deep
 14th March 2018, London – In response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, the Prime Minister today said “we will continue to bring all the capabilities of UK law enforcement to bear against serious criminals and corrupt elites. There is no place for these people or their money in our country.” Transparency
7th March 2018 – The Government’s refusal to reveal Northern Ireland political donations from 2014 is inadequate and fails to bring about necessary transparency to politics in Northern Ireland. Earlier legislation had enabled the Government to publish details of donations made to Northern Irelands political parties from 2014. However, on Monday night the Government sought
 2nd March 2018, London – A new review carried out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has called on law firms to do more to tackle money laundering, revealing two thirds of firms examined failing to have an organisation-wide risk assessment in place and serious concerns about more than 10 per cent of those surveyed.
 28th February 2018, London – An announcement today by the National Crime Agency that they have obtained the first two Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) is a landmark moment in ending the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt money, according to Transparency International UK (TI-UK). The National Crime Agency said that the two UWOs
UK gains one point in Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index Moderate progress but lack of delivery on promises slowing pace 21st February 2018, London – A one point rise in score for the UK in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) represents moderate progress in fighting corruption, although much more is needed on implementing promises
 7th February 2018, London – Allegations by Greek prosecutors that a pharmaceutical company paid bribes to doctors to prescribe their drugs at unnecessarily high prices, underlines the very real human impact of corruption in the health sector. The Prosecutors in the case believe that the alleged price-fixing may have cost the state billions, impacting both
UK companies set up to launder proceeds of corruption New BBC investigation shines light on role of UK companies in laundering corrupt money  6th February 2018, London – A new investigation by the BBC has identified £1.2 billion in suspicious wealth being channelled through companies registered at the same address in Hertfordshire. The investigation reveals

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