Statement of Compliance – Criminal Finance Act 2017
At Clarke Willmott LLP, we are committed to providing the highest standards of care and service to our clients and as such we take our obligations under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 very seriously. We are fully committed to the prevention of the criminal facilitation of tax evasion.
We recognise the importance of informing our clients, the public, our employees and all individuals/organisations associated with the firm of these values and our commitment to the prevention of the criminal facilitation of tax evasion.
In order to demonstrate our commitment and ensure our compliance with our statutory obligations we are in the process of carrying out all the reasonable steps expected of our firm.
The risk assessment which is required to understand our potential exposure to tax evasion is underway.
We have drafted and put in place a new policy which covers the firm, staff and associated persons, and their obligations under the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
We have also updated our policies on procurement, outsourcing, instructing experts and vat for clients outside the UK, to ensure the necessary due diligence is carried out on all those individuals and organisations who are associated with the firm.
As part of the updated policies we have also begun assessing our relationships with associated persons to ensure they are as committed to the prevention of the criminal facilitation of tax evasion as Clarke Willmott LLP.
We have also put in place a programme of training and information for our staff.
This statement will be reviewed annually. The next review is due April 2020.