Illicit finance and the role of professional enablers in the United Kingdom: are things finally changing?

Andrew Mitchell, Dame Margaret Hodge
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17:00 - 18:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
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In-person and online

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Lectures and seminars
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and resulting sanctions regime has shed light on the United Kingdom’s harbouring of illicit wealth from around the world.

It has also revealed the centrality of enablers in the legal and financial sectors in laundering oligarchs’ monies and reputations. As co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Tax, Andrew Mitchell and Margaret Hodge have been at the forefront of the UK’s fight against dirty money, illicit finance and money laundering.

In this event, Andrew Mitchell and Margaret Hodge will discuss with Ricardo Soares de Oliveira past attempts at curbing professional facilitators, the inadequacy of present regulations and the prospect of improvement through the upcoming Economic Crime Bill, among other ongoing efforts. Most pressingly, they will be asking: after a decade of signalling reform intent, is change really about to happen?


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