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New UK Anti-Corruption Plan Omits Hideaway Homes

Roberta Holland | December 23, 2014

Government officials in the United Kingdom are facing questions over loopholes in the newly unveiled anti-corruption plan, similar to a debate going on in the European Union over new anti-money laundering regulations.
The U.K. this month released its highly anticipated and first-ever national anti-corruption plan, which brings together all of the anti-corruption efforts from disparate agencies. The 60-page plan covers everything from whistleblower protections to new sentencing guidelines with some ambitious goals, including the creation of a new national multi-agency team focused on serious bribery and corruption, under the leadership of the National Crime Agency, by April. The Ministry of Justice also is tasked with coming up with a recommendation by June on whether to expand corporate criminal liability to add a new offense of failure to prevent economic crime – a move the head of the U...

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