Treasury Committee

Economic Crime inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for submitting written evidence to this inquiry has now passed. If you still wish to submit evidence to this inquiry, please contact the Committee.

Scope of the inquiry

This inquiry will have two strands: one looking at the anti-money laundering and sanctions regime, and one considering economic crime as it affects consumers.

The anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanctions regimes

The Committee would welcome evidence on:

  • The scale of money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions violations in the UK, and the means by which this activity is enabled
  • The current legislative and regulatory landscape, including any weaknesses in the rules and their enforcement
  • The effectiveness of the Treasury and its associated bodies in supporting and supervising the regimes
  • The impact of the implementation of the current regimes on individuals, firms and the wider economy, including unintended consequences, such as the removal/refusal of financial services from/to individuals or firms
  • The role of financial institutions and/or professional bodies in these regimes
  • The UK’s role in international efforts to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing and implement sanctions

Consumers and economic crime

In relation to economic crime as it affects consumers, e.g. consumer fraud, the Committee would welcome evidence on:

  • The current legislative and regulatory landscape, including any weaknesses
  • The scale and nature of economic crime faced by consumers, including emerging trends
  • The response of the Treasury and its associated bodies to economic crime consumers face
  • Consumer education, responsibility and vulnerability in relation to economic crime
  • The role and effectiveness of financial institutions in combatting economic crime that consumers face
  • The potential for technology and innovation to assist those committing and combatting economic crime
  • The security of consumers’ data

Latest evidence

  • 15 May 2018 - Economic Crime - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF327 KB) HC 940 | Published 30 May 2018

    Evidence given by Duncan Hames, Director of Policy, Transparency International UK, Naomi Hirst, Senior Campaigner, Global Witness, Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute

Next meeting(s)

19 June 2018 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Economic Crime
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Stephen Curtis, Chairman, The Association of Company Registration Agents (ACRA)
Adam Harper, Director of Strategy & Professional Standards, AAT
Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark


Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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