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Spending cuts threaten City of London Police's ability to investigate white collar crime, says expert

The number of investigations into financial crime initiated by the City of London Police increased by 5%, to 544, last year, but is still well below the 792 investigations begun in 2011/12, according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind... 15 Sep 2014

UK "considering proposals" to criminalise failure to prevent economic crime

The UK government is considering whether companies should face criminal charges for failing to prevent fraud, money laundering and other economic crimes, according to the country's chief prosecutor. 04 Sep 2014

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    Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....

Suspicious transaction reports up by 28% since Financial Conduct Authority took over

The number of reports of suspicious transactions received by financial regulators has increased by 28% since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took over from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in 2013, according to data obtained by Pinsent Masons, the... 04 Sep 2014

Payment reporting requirements for oil, gas and mining companies to come into force in UK in January

The UK is to become the first EU country to require oil, gas and mining companies to report on the payments that they make to governments in all the countries that they operate in, the business minister has announced. 25 Aug 2014

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