MPs call for database of people linked to ‘dirty money’

As featured in Financial Times

Dirty money


Tom Keatinge, director of the centre for financial crime security studies at the think-tank RUSI, said the government should be commended for acknowledging the scale of the problem and introducing new powers to combat economic crime. But he added: “We still don’t have the necessary situational awareness of the risk we face — our radar is not as illuminated as it should be. We don’t collect the same level of information about financial activity as they do in, for example, Australia — we don’t know what money is coming into or leaving the UK.”