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The Criminal Finances Bill and HMRC guidance on prevention procedures

We examine the various provisions set out in the Criminal Finances Bill and the draft guidance provided by HMRC.
29 November 2016

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How to stay on the right side of UK anti-bribery legislation

We explain how to help the waste industry get the right policies in place to deal with the strict liability regime under the UK's Bribery Act 2010.
22 November 2016

UK government strikes back: National Cyber Security Strategy launched

The UK government has launched its new National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 - 2021 intended to ensure "the UK is secure and resilient to cyber threats, prosperous and confident in the digital world".
10 November 2016

Bribery, bungs and back-handers: football agents, managers and criminal liability

This article explores the potential criminal offences committed by managers, agents and connected parties.
28 October 2016

The corporate offence of failure to prevent economic crime

Thomas Webb considers the implications of the proposed new corporate offence of "failure to prevent economic crime".
04 October 2016

Raising the Standard: ISO standard for anti-bribery controls

This briefing looks at the draft standard and how it may help in being able to demonstrate “adequate procedures” under the Bribery Act 2010.
30 September 2016

The Serious Fraud Office has its second deferred prosecution agreement approved

The SFO has had its second DPA approved in respect of an offence under the Bribery Act 2010. This DPA sheds further light onto how such agreements are likely to work in the future.
25 August 2016

Cybercrime statistics: ONS publishes Crime Survey data

The most recent Crime Survey from the ONS reveals the estimated level of cybercrime in the UK for the first time. What do these figures mean and what can be done by businesses to prevent cybercrime?
02 August 2016

Brexit and business crime

The UK's fraud and white collar crime regime is partly derived from EU legislation and partly dependent upon EU member state cooperation. We consider the potential impact of Brexit on the regime.
27 July 2016

Deferred Prosecution Agreements, self-reporting and corporate criminal liability

With anti-corruption high on the agenda for many in-house counsel, we summarise below a recent speech by the Director of the SFO, David Green QC.
30 June 2016

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New corporate offences for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

The Government has accelerated plans to introduce a new strict liability corporate offence for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in the UK and overseas.
18 May 2016

Government resurrects proposed corporate offence of failing to prevent economic crime

The Government has announced proposals for a new corporate offence of failure to prevent economic crime. 
16 May 2016
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