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Draft bill on revealing owners of overseas companies buying UK property a welcome step Government must now move quickly to end UK property market’s role as a safe haven for corrupt money 23rd July 2018, London – A draft bill, published today by the Government, that will require all overseas companies buying UK property to
18th July 2018, London – Commenting on the news that Ian Paisley MP has been suspended from Parliament, after being found to have breached Parliamentary rules relating to holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan Government, Steve Goodrich, Research Manager at Transparency International UK, said: “We welcome the Standards Committee’s decision to impose a sanction
Post-Brexit, strong anti-bribery legislation more important than ever Transparency International to give evidence to Lords Bribery Act Committee 17th July 2018, London – In a post-Brexit environment the UK’s Anti-Bribery Act must under no circumstance be watered down and is more important than ever, Transparency International will warn Parliamentarians today. In May a House of
Former Pakistan PM sentenced over charges relating to UK property UK must now act on properties 6th July 2018, London – Following the sentencing today in Pakistan of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on corruption charges related to four London properties, the UK should act fast to ensure it’s not seen to be providing a
 3rd July 2018, London – Commenting on the publication of a review by the Committee on Standards in Public life on MPs’ financial interests, Steve Goodrich, Research Manager at Transparency International UK, said: “We welcome the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s thoughtful proposals on MPs’ financial interests. The current process for publishing this information
HMRC chief floats handing over its role as anti-money laundering supervisor Serious overhaul of UK’s failing anti-money laundering defences needed  11th June 2018, London – News that HMRC’s executive have discussed ending the organisation’s role as the anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory body for a number of key sectors should prompt a wide-ranging and serious overhaul
6th June 2018, London – New allegations made by Corruption Watch U.K.  that British intermediaries took corrupt payments from an Italian defence company, to secure defence contracts in South Korea, must be fully examined by the UK’s  Serious Fraud Office and where wrong-doing is established prosecutions should follow. Robert Barrington, Executive Director Transparency International UK,
18th May 2018, London – Commenting on the announcement of a House of Lords committee to review the UK Bribery Act, Robert Barrington, Executive Director Transparency International UK, said: “The Bribery Act helped put the UK in a strong position for fulfilling its international anti-bribery commitments.  In a post-Brexit world, we hope this review will
National Crime Agency warns of Brexit money laundering risk Transparency International to give evidence to Parliament tomorrow 14th May 2018, London – Coming a day after a warning from the National Crime Agency that Brexit increases the chance that UK businesses will come into contact with corruption, Transparency International will give evidence to MPs on ending the UK’s role
Giant leap forward for ending the UK’s role as a safe haven for dirty money Transparency International welcomes Government decision to back transparency in Overseas Territories  1st May 2018, London – Transparency International welcomes the Government accepting a cross-party amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill for Britain’s Overseas Territories to bring in public
1st May 2018, London – A last minute amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, introduced by the Government, challenges efforts by MPs to introduce transparency over company ownership in the British Overseas Territories. A cross-party amendment – due to be discussed today in the House – tabled by Margaret Hodge and Andrew Mitchell
Transparency International is urging MPs to support an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that would require British Overseas Territories to reveal the names of individuals controlling companies in those territories.

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