The UK Government is currently undertaking its biggest reform of the UK’s anti-money laundering (“AML”) regime in a decade, including greater law enforcement powers through the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and updating the Money Laundering Regulations which came into force in June 2017.
In January 2018, the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision was launched to work with all the UK’s AML supervisors to improve standards and strengthen cooperation with law enforcement.
Tenet is ready to support your organisation to update its policies and procedures to incorporate the changes brought about by the new Regulations.
Under Regulation 18 a risk assessment is required to identify and assess the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing that your organisation faces. This is something that Tenet can guide you through. Staff training is also an important part of the regime and this can also be provided by Tenet.
With respect to the Criminal Finances Act 2017, assessment needs to be taken by organisations to ensure adequate procedures are in place (similar to the Bribery Act 2010) so to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.