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ICAEW and the members of the Accountancy Affinity Group are working with the Home Office to raise awareness of the importance of strong Anti-Money Laundering processes and procedures.
We all know that money laundering poses a serious threat to the UK, and many of us think that it “wouldn’t happen to me”. In reality, criminals are reliant on the skills of professionals to profit from their crimes, and are adept at disguising their endeavours to give the illusion of legitimacy. Serious and Organised Crime costs the UK at least £24 billion each year. This joint initiative aims to raise awareness of the warning signs of money laundering, and help professionals protect themselves and their firms. Any of us could be caught out by becoming unwittingly involved in a money laundering scheme.
We would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete a short survey on the threat to business posed by money-laundering. The research is being conducted by Ipsos MORI, the independent market research organisation, on behalf of the Home Office, the National Crime Agency and the Accountancy Affinity Group, and the results will be used to inform protective communications to reduce the risk to the accountancy sector. All responses will be kept in the strictest confidence, and all the answers you give will remain anonymous.
Please click this link to complete the survey: http://www.ipsos-mori.com/FlagItUp_accountants.
The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. This link will be accessible until 28 April, when the survey closes.
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