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Transparency International has been calling for the introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) to help the fight against corrupt money coming into the UK.

UWOs are a feature of todays Criminal Finances Bill tabled today by the Government to Parliament. See below for material on Unexplained Wealth Orders.

Press Release:

13th October 2016, LondonUnexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), a key component of the Government’s Criminal Finances Bill, are a significant effort in ending the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt individuals

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Press Briefing:

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Contents Include:

1) Introduction

2) Background

3) Why do we need Unexplained Wealth Orders?

4) What are Unexplained Wealth Orders?

Illustration of how a UWO works

5) How many UWOs will there be?

6) What about the human rights implications?

7) Is this the UK gold-plating its legislation?

8) Are UWOs enough to solve the problem?

9) Facts & Figures

10) TI Corrupt Enrichment Taskforce

11) Quotes

Robert Barrington, Transparency International UK Executive Director:
Michael Bowes QC, Outer Temple Chambers
Sue Hawley, Corruption Watch

11) Contact:

12) Notes to editors:

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Explained


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Paradise Lost is a thorough analysis of the UK’s role in global corruption, outlining the multitude of ways in which the UK is enabling corrupt individuals to enjoy luxury lifestyles and cleanse their reputations






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