UK Criminal Finances Act 2017

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In the United Kingdom, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 places greater responsibilities on companies and partnerships (broadly, ‘relevant bodies’) to ensure none of their employees or 'associated persons' commit or facilitate any acts of tax evasion either in the UK or overseas. It is the responsibility of all employees and other ‘associated persons’ to ensure they follow the relevant body’s policies and procedures for preventing the facilitation of tax evasion. In this course, you'll learn specifically about the acts that may be considered tax evasion for the purposes of this law. You'll also learn about your role in monitoring for signs of tax evasion and your responsibilities to report these signs to your company. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.


  • identify the main implications of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 for companies
  • identify how companies may become guilty of committing an offence under the legislation
  • identify the actions employees should take to support their company’s compliance with the legislation
  • identify the considerations for companies and their employees under the Criminal Finances Act 2017


  • Tax Evasion Legislation
  • Committing an Offence
  • Complying with the Law
  • Knowledge Check: Criminal Finances Act 2017