Tag Archives: National Crime Agency

Paying the piper

On 16 November 2016, the UK government’s Home Affairs Select Committee concluded its examination of the UK’s proceeds of crime regime by publishing the government response to the fifth report of the committee in the form of an appendix to … Continue reading

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Please hold – for six months

The Criminal Finances Bill is out, described in the Home Office press release as “legislation to tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime and counter terrorist financing”.  When it was at the consultation stage, I responded – … Continue reading

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Biting the hand that steals?

Please note that as I fade slightly from view for my summer writing retreat (the fourth Sam Plank novel is nearing completion), for the next month I will blog once a week only, instead of the usual twice.  Back to … Continue reading

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Do something or do nothing

Back in January 2016, the UK government launched an enquiry into “how effectively the measures introduced in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, to deprive criminals of any benefit from their crimes, are working [and in particular to] assess the … Continue reading

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Me first, no, me first

And so the battle to appear whiter than white begins – and not before time.  As British politicians fall over themselves to publish their tax returns, the UK government has announced the launch of a new taskforce to investigate the … Continue reading

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Back to laundering basics

Just to give you a breather after that last post, which taxed your brain cells, this time I am looking at the other end of the spectrum.  I was watching “Look East” a few days ago, which is our local … Continue reading

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They’re not going on a summer holiday

As you pack your bucket and spade, I thought you might like to spare a thought for those poor people not having a summer holiday this year.  I mean, of course, those put-upon convicted UK drug traffickers who have been … Continue reading

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Cash concerns

Earlier this week, I talked about the National Crime Agency’s “National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2015” – and in particular about its take on high-end money laundering and professional enablers.  But in case you’re feeling all complacent … Continue reading

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Taking the criminal temperature

Every year, the UK’s National Crime Agency puts out a “National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime”, which I use as a very handy criminal barometer to measure what professional criminals are spending their time on.  The 2015 edition … Continue reading

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Cakes and liability

Apart from it being the first day of summer (and it’s still perishing), today heralds the coming into force of the part of the Serious Crime Act 2015 which amends section 338 of the Proceeds of Crime Act.  (I know, … Continue reading

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