An expanded UK sanctions regime that took effect last year and is intended to tackle global corruption and illicit money entering Britain from overseas is proving ineffective, according to campaigners. A report by the UK
London insurance firms including Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Tysers Insurance Brokers and three others are being investigated by the SFO over corruption wrongdoing in South America. The probe is said to have been ongoing for several
Judges have overturned a second SFO criminal ruling that will now be reviewed by the UK Government. Paul Bond was originally found guilty of conspiring to bribe public officials over the right to oil contracts
The number of suspected victims of Modern Slavery in the UK continues to rise, reaching it’s highest level in a decade with over 12,500 potential victims being identified last year. This figure is up 20%
Around 3000 businesses are registered to Companies House, the UK’s business register, every day. According to financial expert Graham Barrow, around 25% of them are questionable. Almost 10% of these businesses are registered by UK-resident
The budget for the International Corruption Unit (ICU) has been cut by 13.5% this year. Experts are claiming that this budget will be wildly insufficient in fighting the presence of kleptocratic Russian money in the
Allianz Global Investors has announced that, beginning next year, it will be voting against UK businesses that do not link executive pay with ESG performance. In 2021, 47% of the management proposals which were turned
The UK will abandon it’s ‘golden visa’ scheme, under which high-net worth individuals and investors are able to gain access to the country under certain financial conditions. The move is the latest in the deterioration
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