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Press Releases (261)

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16th January 2019, London – Transparency International is delighted to announce, from the start of January, Steve Francis as the new Director of its global programme on Defence & Security. His last assignment in the Royal Marines was in the British High Commission in Islamabad where he served as the UK’s Naval and Air Adviser;
14th January 2019, London – The commitment of two senior Cabinet Ministers to tackling economic crime, with the establishment of a new taskforce, is a welcome move but much more will be needed, including a realistic estimation of the scale of the problem and proper resourcing to tackle it. A joint announcement from the Chancellor
14th January 2019, London – According to a new report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) last year saw a rise in reports from the private sector of activity involving suspected money laundering – but the system as a whole remains inadequate whilst key sectors are still under reporting, according to Transparency International UK. The
13th December 2018, London – Transparency International welcomes the publication of the Government’s update to its Anti-Corruption Strategy and recommends continued action to ensure deadlines for important initiatives in fighting corruption are met. Rachel Davies-Teka, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International UK, said: “We welcome the publication of the Government’s thorough and public review of its
12th December 2018, London – In response to an investigation by BBC Spotlight alleging that Ian Paisley Jnr. MP accepted holidays on request of the Maldives Government, which were provided for by a businessmen connected to the country’s political elite at the time, Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK, said: “MPs are
11th December 2018, London – Media reports are quoting a Home Office spokesperson that the Tier 1 Investor Visa Scheme is not suspended – despite announcing last week that it would be. Those reports have also claimed that the U-turn is a result of “opposition from other government departments.” This is of deep concern to
10th December 2018, London – A set of welcome new announcements from the Government on cracking down on the abuse of Limited Partnerships (LPs) as vehicles for corrupt money will depend on pending reforms to Companies House, including whether enough resources will be made available to enforce these changes. Today the Government has announced a
7th December 2018, London – A new review published today by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of the UK’s anti-money laundering is no cause for complacency over the UK’s ongoing role as a safe haven for corrupt wealth. The UK Government has received the most favourable assessment to date in a review of its anti-money laundering
6th December 2018, London – Transparency International UK is urging the UK Government to take urgent action on individuals found to have invested suspicious wealth into the UK via the Tier 1 investor visa scheme, following today’s welcome announcement that the scheme has been suspended. In 2015 we identified that over 3,000 individuals, and their
Hundreds of companies based in British Overseas Territories contribute to £250bn worth of economic crime Joint Ministerial Council meeting a chance to move towards transparency 4th December 2018, London – This week’s Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council, in London, should begin moves to end corporate secrecy in Britain’s Overseas Territories – and not just be
Public in the dark over the political activities of big business New index finds poor lobbying transparency in many of the world’s biggest corporates 26th November 2018, London – A new index of 104 multi-national companies, many of whom regularly meet with Government, has found nearly three quarters are failing to adequately disclose how they
2nd November 2018, London – The National Crime Agency has announced they have seized more than £400,000 worth of jewellery from Christie’s auction house, purchased by the Hajiyev family – the subjects of the first ever Unexplained Wealth Order case. Commenting, Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK, said: “The seizure of jewellery

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