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Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 passed by Parliament

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 received royal assent on Thursday 27 April. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) (for the text of the Act, click here) is intended to “tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime … Continue reading

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Publication of the Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 (the "Bill") was presented to Parliament and had its first reading in the House of Commons on Thursday 13th October. In a press release on the same day, the Home Office stated that the new … Continue reading

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UK: Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would offer protection from civil liability to those reporting suspicions of money laundering

The House of Commons is currently considering the Serious Crime Bill 2014 (the “Bill”), which proposes amendments to various pieces of existing criminal legislation, including the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”).

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