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20th May 2019, London – Transparency International UK is today calling on the Government to make an urgent priority the introduction of legislation for a public register that reveals the individuals behind overseas companies buying UK property – if not this summer, then at least at the start of the new parliamentary session. It is
13th May 2019, London – Transparency International welcomes the Government’s commitment today, in their response to a recent report by the Foreign Affairs Committee, to publish a timetable for the introduction of public registers of who owns companies in British overseas territories. However, this timetable should be published without delay and we call for more
"We welcome this reported action by the National Crime agency in targeting these funds of suspicious origin."
17th April 2019, London – Transparency International UK (TI-UK) welcomes a commitment from the UK Government to transpose into law the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), but warns the current defences against dirty money need to be made more robust. On Monday, the Government launched a consultation in which they commit to transposing 5MLD
Corruption in healthcare resulting in millions unable to access healthcare Global failure to tackle corruption in service delivery 19th March 2019, London – Corruption in healthcare service delivery is significantly undermining global efforts to achieve universal health coverage, according to a new report launched today by Transparency International Health Initiative. “The Ignored Pandemic” finds that
15th March 2019, London – Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is delighted to announce Steve Cockburn and Dominic Martin as the newest members of its Board of Trustees, with both Sarah-Jayne Clifton and Eddie Rich joining from May. Steve Cockburn is a human rights specialist and Deputy Director for Global Issues at Amnesty International, where he
14th March 2019, London – Transparency International UK (TI-UK) welcomes the publication of a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act that confirms the consensus between business, politics, the judiciary and civil society on both the strength and importance of the UK’s flagship anti-corruption legislation.     Since May of last year
8th March 2019, London – A new report published today by the Parliamentary Treasury Committee is a welcome move in bringing further scrutiny to the UK’s weak defences against dirty money, according to Transparency International UK. The report draws much-needed attention to several areas of vulnerability in the UK’s approach to countering the threat of money
4th March 2019, London – The “Troika Laundromat” findings, exposed today by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and partners, once again underlines the scale of the UK’s involvement in suspicious wealth flows, facilitated by secretive shell companies and accepted by respected British institutions. The Troika Laundromat was reportedly discovered in a wider leak
4th March 2019, London – The Government has today pulled a bill that faced critical amendments on transparency in the British Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs). MPs had been due to vote on an amendment to the Financial Services Bill that would require public registers of who owns companies in the OTs and
22nd February 2019, London – The closure of a bribery case against Rolls Royce by the Serious Fraud Office without any individuals being prosecuted is “absurd” and justice has not been served, according to Transparency International UK. In January 2017 Rolls Royce entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office following
21st February 2019, London – The Government must act on a call by MPs to set out a clear and detailed timetable for the introduction of public registers of who owns companies based in the British Overseas Territories, amid concerns that closed door meetings between Government and leaders of the Overseas Territories have influenced the

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