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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
1st November 2018 – Transparency International welcomes the launch of a criminal investigation by the National Crime Agency into the source of £8million worth of funding for “Better for the Country Limited” and the “Leave.EU” organisation during the 2016 EU membership referendum. Following the referendum, Transparency International published a report highlighting that Better for the
1st November 2018, London – Transparency International today welcomes the Governments promise to crackdown on those in the private sector who are turning a blind eye to dirty money passing through their institutions. The Government should deliver on its commitment to hold businesses to account for failing to prevent money laundering by making this a
30th October 2018, London – UK Parliamentarians’ call for government to set up a national monitoring system and impose sanctions on institutions that fail to report the results of clinical trials must not be ignored and should mark a turning point in opening the results of these trials, warn the Transparency International Health Initiative and TranspariMED. A
18th October 2018, London – Commenting on news that the UK Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of James Ibori against his money laundering conviction, Duncan Hames Director of Policy at Transparency International UK said: “James Ibori enjoyed a lifestyle in the UK with money that was stolen from the Nigerian people, depriving them
First UWO respondent revealed as wife of Azerbaijani banker UWOs must also target ruling elites who enjoy impunity 10th October 2018, London – The identity of the first Unexplained Wealth Order respondent has today been revealed as Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of Jahangir Hajiyev, who was formerly Chair of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA)
High Court dismisses challenge from first Unexplained Wealth Order respondents Ruling should embolden National Crime Agency to make full use of new powers 3rd October 2018, London – A legal challenge lodged by the respondents to the UK’s first ever Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) was today dismissed by the High Court in London. This means

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