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Anti-Money Laundering reports 2022/23 (20 November 2023)
Recently, the Insolvency Practitioners Association (‘IPA’) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (‘ICAEW’) released their ‘Anti-Money Laundering reports for 2022/23’. Whilst we recommend members of their respective Regulatory Professional Body take the time to read the appropriate report, the R3 Technical Team has extracted some of the key findings from both reports for ease.
The UK Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regime: An overview for Insolvency Practitioners (2 August 2023)
An overview of AML for Insolvency Practitioners.
CCAB AML guidance approved by HM Treasury (May 2022)
The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has published the HM Treasury approved Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Accountancy Sector, together with the Tax Appendix and the Insolvency Appendix.
Update from the National Crime Agency (NCA) (March 2022)
SAR glossary codes for reporters Money laundering and sanctions note March 2022.
Russia sanctions: Guidance (1 March 2022)
Prohibitions and requirements imposed by the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.
Financial sanctions targets: List of all asset freeze targets (4 March 2022)
List of all asset freeze targets - GOV.UK
Financial sanctions: Guidance (4 March 2022)
Information on the approach OFSI takes to financial sanctions including sector and regime specific guidance, as well as information on monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions.
Guidance for Insolvency Practitioners: Defence Against Money Laundering (29 July 2021) (Updated 3 November 2021)
This guidance relates to DAML requests on truly urgent insolvency matters where there is an intrinsic urgency for an IP to fulfil their duties towards creditors. This guidance also addresses situations where multiple DAML requests are necessary. As a matter of goodwill, the National Crime Agency (‘NCA’) have agreed to prioritise DAMLs in certain truly urgent insolvency cases, but it is important that this escalation process is reserved for only the most urgent of DAML requests and it does not represent an overall change in the statutory timescales to which the NCA operate.
The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (January 2020)
The regulations amend the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulation from 2017, and would implement an EU Directive on the topic.
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (June 2017)
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017) came into force on 26 June 2017.
CCAB Money Laundering Guidance 
Guidance for those providing audit, accountancy, tax advisory, insolvency or related services in the United Kingdom, on the prevention of money laundering and the countering of terrorist financing. Issued by the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies, in December 2007.
R3 Money Laundering Guidance
The Regulations set out the systems and procedures that relevant persons (see Appendix), must have and follow. One of these is to have a system for recording and reporting knowledge or suspicion of money laundering. The reporting obligations are further elaborated in the Proceeds of Crime Act (see below). Failure to comply with the requirements of either the Regulations or the Proceeds of Crime Act can carry criminal sanctions.
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