A list of government departments and agencies responsible for the UK money laundering regime. We have also listed the major organisations issuing guidance in this area.
UK Government departments and agencies
HM Revenue & Customs
HMRC offers a series of guides on the Money Laundering Regulations.
National Crime Agency
The National Crime Agency (NCA) replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) on 7 October 2013. The NCA has taken over the running of the UK Financial Intelligence Unit and is responsible for receiving, analysing and disseminating financial intelligence submitted through the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Regime.
UK guidance issuing bodies
Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)
The CCAB's latest Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Accountancy Sector was published in March 2018. Supplementary guidance for tax practitioners was published in July 2019.
The Money Laundering section of the website collects ICAEW guidance for accountants in practice and business.
The ICAEW anti-money laundering (AML) service is a package of online systems and training seminars tailored to meet your requirements.
The ICAEW Library also holds copies of ICAEW publications on money laundering.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
The AAT's regulations on professional ethics include explicit policies on AML and compliance.
In March 2018, the Bar Council's money laundering and terrorist financing document was approved by HM Treasury.
Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
The CIOT provides a dedicated section for its members on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.
Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers (IMPLO)
The IMLPO was established in 2001 as a forum for anti-money laundering practitioners.
Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG)
The JMLSG is formed of the leading UK trade associations in the financial services industry. A new version of the JMLSG guidance was published on 21 December 2017 and received ministerial approval on 5 March 2018.
The Society produces compliance documents for legal professionals on AML.
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