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Longer average prison sentences for tax fraud offences show that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is hardening its stance against tax evasion, an expert has said. 10 Apr 2018
The UK government is to publish legislation to introduce the world’s first public register of beneficial ownership register of overseas companies and other bodies that own UK property or participate in UK government procurement. 27 Mar 2018
From 30 September 2017 it is a criminal offence in the UK if a business fails to prevent its employees or any person associated with it from facilitating tax evasion under the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Businesses need to take action to minimise their risk...
Scotland has a separate legal system to England and Wales, and the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime does not operate in Scotland. As a result, civil recovery remains the only option short of prosecution for Scottish prosecutors to resolve bribery...
Businesses faced with the theft or unauthorised use of their confidential data have a suite of remedies available to them in the civil courts to recover that data or prevent its further use.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
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....
Directors of companies subject to the 2014 Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations must publish annual reports on any payments made to governments for each financial year.
The High Court has allowed a significant worldwide freezing order (WFO) to remain in effect following a first instance judgment. 26 Mar 2018
Multiple breaches of worldwide freezing orders (WFOs) in contempt of court can form the basis of an action for damages caused by 'unlawful means' conspiracy, the UK's highest court has confirmed. 22 Mar 2018
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