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20 January, London – A global investigation into how Isabel dos Santos became Africa’s richest woman adds further pressure on the UK to bring an end to secrecy offered by its offshore jurisdictions and crackdown on professionals facilitating suspicious activity. The trove of documents known as the “Luanda Leaks” – and subsequent investigation by journalists
Azerbaijan authorities should lift a travel ban against award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, UK-based rights groups urged on 15 January. Ismayilova was detained in December 2014 and sentenced in September 2015 to seven-and-a-half years in prison on trumped-up charges. She was conditionally released in May 2016, but three and a half years later, still remains
19 December, London – Transparency International UK strongly welcomes the inclusion of measures to tackle corrupt money in the UK property market in today’s Queen’s Speech. Rachel Davies, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International UK, said: “Our research has shown time and again that the UK property market is a safe haven for dirty money.
13 December, London – In response to the UK election results, Daniel Bruce, Chief Executive of Transparency International UK, said: “As Britain stands at a crossroads over its future relationship with the rest of the world, we look forward to working with the new Government to ensure the UK retains its status as a beacon
4 December, London – In response to an investigation by The Times which revealed the alleged role of a UK-based company formation agent in setting up and managing firms linked to scams involving more than £300million, Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK, said: “Offering easy-to-form companies with a veneer of legitimacy is
December 3, London – Transparency International UK’s response to an announcement by the NCA that it has accepted a settlement offer of £190 million from Malik Riaz Hussain, a Pakistani national. Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK said: “We welcome news that UK law enforcement have secured a substantial amount of funds
25 November, London – Security and stability across the Middle East and North Africa continues to be undermined by the risk of corruption in defence institutions, according to new research by Transparency International – Defence & Security. 11 of the 12 Middle East and North Africa states assessed in the 2020 Government Defence Integrity Index
November 19, London – Two Whitehall departments failed to provide any information about discussions between ministers and lobbyists for the second quarter of 2019 – despite the Government’s own rules requiring them to do so. The Ministry of Justice and Department for Education both failed to publish their disclosures for meetings that took place between
November 6, London – Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is today launching an updated version of its flagship anti-bribery guidance – a comprehensive, free-to-use resource for businesses on anti-bribery and corruption best practice. The Global Anti-Bribery Guidance Portal, which was developed over nearly a decade by TI-UK experts with the help of more than 120 leading
24 October, London – Prestigious independent schools, luxury interior design firms, high street banks, and blue chip law firms are among UK businesses and institutions who have served some of the world’s most corrupt, new research by Transparency International UK (TI-UK) has revealed. Through forensic analysis of more than 400 corruption and money laundering cases
14 October, London – The absence of the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill from today’s Queen’s Speech is a missed opportunity to tackle corruption on our doorstep. The bill would close a loophole which allows criminals and the corrupt to hide their ownership of UK property by purchasing it via anonymous companies in secrecy jurisdictions.
October 14, London – Transparency International UK has written to Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to express serious concern over the ongoing delay to the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) foreign bribery case involving Airbus subsidiary GPT. The SFO launched a corruption probe into GPT Special Project Management in 2012 amid accusations the company had paid £14

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