Parliamentary debates; criminal finances bill

 


The Criminal Finances Bill includes new corporate offences of domestic and foreign failure to prevent tax evasion, as well as legislation on money laundering and related issues. Following the passage of a large number of government amendments to the Bill at Lords committee stage (see report here) a further 38 amendments were passed at Lords report stage on Tuesday. These were endorsed by MPs the following day.

 

MPs debated the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Criminal Finances Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 February. Some amendments were made at Report stage and the Bill passed its Third Reading. The Bill, which includes new corporate offences of domestic and foreign failure to prevent tax evasion, now progresses to the House of Lords for further scrutiny.