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UK corporate liability reform ideas unveiled, but critics say they don't go far enough

By Martin Coyle and Annie Robertson
  • 10 Jun 2022 00:01
  • 09 Jun 2022 18:17
Long-awaited ideas to shake up the UK’s corporate criminal liability laws have been published, including steps that would extend the "failure to prevent" type of offense to fraud. But lawmakers and campaigners immediately criticized the plans as not going far enough.
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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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