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The UK and Illicit Finance: Still Part of the Problem, Not Part of the Solution


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The UK has lost its global leadership of the fight against illicit finance. The Johnson government must get the UK back on track.

When the UK last began its presidency of the G8 in 2013, then Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to fellow G8 leaders, setting out his plans for the year. Underlining a theme that ran through his government until it was derailed by the outcome of the Brexit referendum, Cameron urged fellow developed world leaders ‘to work together with [developing countries] to prevent money laundering and stamp out bribery and corruption’. In the three years that followed, the government’s

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WRITTEN BY

Tom Keatinge

Director, CFCS

Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

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