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UK’s National Crime Agency’s new tasking powers over British fraud agency take effect

By Martin Coyle
  • 15 May 2024 12:45
  • 15 May 2024 12:51
New legislation that will empower the UK’s National Crime Agency to direct the country’s anti-fraud agency to take on investigations has come into force.
In December, the UK’s home affairs ministry set out a new strategy to tackle economic crime that included handing the head of the NCA new powers

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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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