Companies House powers boosted to tackle £137bn dirty money deficit - Alun Milford quoted in Accountancy Daily

22 September 2020

Alun Milford, Partner in our Criminal Litigation Team has been quoted in Accountancy Daily giving his views on the introduction of new powers given to Companies House in an effort to reduce the potential loss from financial crime.
 

Companies House will be given greater powers to query, investigate and remove false information in the registration of company directors, in efforts to reduce the potential £137bn lost globally to financial crime, according to Transparency International UK.

Alun quoted:

This announcement follows up on earlier statements of intent, and plainly it makes sense to reinforce Companies House as part of a wider response to economic crime.

But, as ever, proof of the pudding will be in the eating and Companies House will clearly also need greater resources if it is to implement these important changes effectively."

This article was first published by Accountancy Daily on 21 September 2020 which you can read in full by clicking here.

Further information

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About the author

Alun Milford is a partner in the Criminal Litigation team and specialises in serious or complex financial crime, proceeds of crime litigation and corporate investigations. He has particular knowledge and experience of issues surrounding corporate crime and deferred prosecution agreements. He joined Kingsley Napley from the public sector where, over a twenty-six year career as a government lawyer and public prosecutor, he worked in a wide variety of roles including General Counsel at the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Services’ Head of Organised Crime, its Head of Proceeds of Crime and Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office’s Head of Asset Forfeiture Division.

 

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