Breaking Bad to the Paradise Papers: all you need to know about money laundering
June 1, 2018

The art of hiding money from the taxman is under threat from laws demanding greater transparency

What is money laundering?
In British law, money laundering is defined as the process of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property.

It Continue reading

Russian ‘dirty money’ is damaging UK security, MPs say
May 28, 2018

Government must stop money laundering by kleptocrats and rights abusers, which is helping Putin subvert international rules

A powerful committee of MPs has warned that the government is putting national security at risk by allowing kleptocrats and human rights abusers Continue reading

Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram
May 12, 2018

The long read: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown

The original Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was a rogue trader convicted Continue reading

Revealed: UKs push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance
May 10, 2018

Exclusive: ministers will use series of summits to pursue containment strategy and urge rethink of diplomatic dialogue

The UK will use a series of international summits this year to call for a comprehensive strategy to combat Russian disinformation and urge Continue reading

‘Dirty money’: U-turn as Tories back plans to make tax havens transparent
May 8, 2018

Government says it will support amendment to introduce public ownership registers in Britains overseas territories

Britains overseas territories will be forced to adopt public registers of company ownership at the end of the decade after the government conceded it would Continue reading