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The Criminal Finances Act, which received Royal Assent in April, introduces new measures to tackle asset recovery and money laundering in the UK. A key element of the Act is Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) – an investigative tool to help law enforcement act on corrupt assets. This is something that Transparency International has been pushing for since 2014.

En route to the International Anti-Corruption Summit to be held in London on May 12, Rachel Davies, acting Head of UK Advocacy and Research, outlines ten things that the Prime Minister should aim to achieve at the Summit.

Following the release of the “Empowering the UK to recover corrupt assets” discussion paper, TI-UK looks into Unexplained Wealth Orders as a tool to stem the flow of corrupt money into the UK.

At least 19 UK firms are under investigation for an alleged conspiracy to launder £12.5 billion of dirty money, The Independent revealed yesterday. These are funds from “major criminals and corrupt officials around the world”.

‘Few and Far: The Hard Facts of Asset Recovery’ is the latest publication from the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), a joint World Bank and UNODC project. So here are the hard facts…

What’s the point of stealing money from your country’s health and education budgets if not to enjoy it? It turns out that the UK is a personal favourite for your average corrupt dictator.

Today, further economic sanctions on Russia were announced. But what is the value of freezing assets and imposing travel bans as sanctions – and should they be used in fight against corruption too? 

The G20 leaders meet in Australia later this year. Pressure is growing on them to build on the commitments from last June’s G8 Summit on beneficial ownership.

 

Transparency International welcomes speculation that Her Majesty’s Government will make it harder for organised crime groups, and those who assist them, from laundering ill-gotten gains in the UK. This follows a number of positive commitments in the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy and at the recent Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery.

Last week, the government co-hosted with the US government a conference on Ukraine, in London’s Lancaster House. The focus was on how to get back the money stolen by corrupt officials in the former regime – and their cronies among the oligarchs.

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