2022 Publications

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  • 09 May 2022 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Treasury Committee published its Eleventh Report of Session 2021–22, Economic crime (HC 145), on 21 April 2022. Responses have been received from HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Payment Systems Regulator. Those responses are appended to this Report.

    The government has rejected the call for the creation of a single law enforcement agency dedicated to the challenge of combatting economic crime and has confirmed that it intends to create a second Economic Crime Plan due for publication later this year as well as a 10-year Fraud Strategy. The government has also confirmed that the corporate transparency and register reform bill will be brought forward in the Third Session. The bill will include reform of Companies House, reforms to prevent abuse of limited partnerships, new statutory powers to seize and recover illicit crypto assets, and reform via a forthcoming Economic Crime Bill designed to enable greater information sharing across the private sector for the purpose of preventing and detecting economic crime while protecting the rights of individual customers

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  • 21 Mar 2022 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Sentencing Council announced that following its first annual consultation on miscellaneous amendments to its sentencing guidelines, amendments will come into effect to improve clarity and to reflect changes in legislation from 1 April 2022.  

    The changes to be introduced include where a compensation order is available but not made, a court must give reasons for not doing so (section 55 Sentencing Code).

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  • 07 Feb 2022 11:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This document describes good practice in interviewing victims and witnesses, and in preparing them to give their best evidence in court.  While it is advisory and does not constitute a legally enforceable code of conduct, practitioners should bear in mind that significant departures from the good practice advocated in it may have to be justified in the courts.

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