From: HM Treasury
Published: 22 July 2021
Seeking views on amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.
This consultation closes at 11:45 pm on 14 October 2021
This consultation invites views and evidence on the steps that the government proposes to take to amend the Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs).
These amendments will allow the government to make some time-sensitive updates to the MLRs, which are required to ensure that the UK continues to meet international standards set by the Financial Action Task Force, whilst also strengthening and ensuring clarity on how the anti-money laundering regime operates, following feedback from industry and supervisors on the implementation of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.
The government is keen to ensure that the UK’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regime effectively deters money laundering and terrorist financing activity, whilst being proportionate and managing burdens on businesses.
A call for evidence on the review of the UK’s AML/CTF regulatory and supervisory regime will be run in parallel to this consultation and can be found here.