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Why 2023 is time for us to tackle financial crime properly

January 30, 2023

Simon York, HMRC’s outgoing head of serious fraud, recently said that tax evasion was “much more complex, more sophisticated, more international and more digitally enabled”, while adding that HMRC will now be actively pursuing enablers of evasion.

Interestingly, both financial and professional services firms that facilitate tax evasion as well as the evaders themselves were called out as being responsible, along with a declaration that more cross-border collaboration would be required to be successful.

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