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Press Releases (240)

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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,
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.

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