The UK may see itself as one of the self-appointed global anti-corruption, anti-money laundering aficionados, but to many, especially its own Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, it is nothing more than the playground bully and a champion of hypocrisy.
When one police force in the UK filed away 96% of fraud complaints without looking at them, you know there’s a problem.
Ukraine needs to revisit its decision to abolish a law designed to prevent government officials from benefiting from corrupt practices.
Martin Kenney asks: Is the UAE a safe haven for international fraudsters?
If auditors aren’t looking for fraud, then who is? Martin Kenney on the collapse of a popular café chain in the UK.
The EU is tightening controls on Golden Visas: “Due diligence becomes key. All of us need to up our game here.”
The EU’s blacklisting threat against smaller countries or territories for not adhering to its unclear standards in the area of tax avoidance is undemocratic and brutal.
Looking forward to 2019, Martin Kenney says campaigners hold a very firm assumption that public UBO registers are fundamental for transparency. “I will continue to tell them that they are incorrect,” he says.
Only a swift, dynamic response from lawyers, forensic accountants and investigators will see assets frozen and ultimately recovered to those who lost them.
UK police forces continue to suffer under the severely adverse consequences of the British government’s fiscal “austerity” measures.