There are several laws, regulations and directives under the umbrella of the UK as well as global organisations that guide the needs of corporate legal responsibility. These are in accordance with the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 5th (Amendment) EU Money Laundering Directives that has been enacted into UK Legislation. The relevant laws and regulations are summarised under the below headings:

Legislation within the UK

  • The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (as amended)
  • Terrorism Act 2000 (as amended by the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001)
  • The Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • The Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2012
  • UK Bribery Act 2010
  • Counter-terrorism Act 2008, Schedule 7
  • Financial Sanctions (UN, EU and Office of Foreign Asset Control ("OFAC"))
  • HM Treasury Sanctions Notices and News Releases
  • Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • The Money Laundering Regulations and Terrorist Financing (Amendments) Regulations 2019
  • Fraud Act 2006

European Union Directives

  • Third Money Laundering Directive 2005/60/EC
  • Fourth Money Laundering Directive 2015/849
  • Fifth Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2018/843

Inter-Governmental Bodies

  • Financial Action Task Force
  • Transparency International
  • The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligent Units

Guidance Notes

  • Financial Action Task force (40 Recommendations)
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007: Supervision of Estate Agents
  • Joint Money Laundering Steering Group
  • Financial Conduct Authority: Financial Crime Guide: A firm's guide to countering financial crime risks

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