In May 2016, we published an alert about UK proposals to introduce new strict liability corporate criminal offences aimed at preventing the facilitation of tax evasion. Andy Howard, Tax partner in the Ropes & Gray London office, also recently recorded a short video on the topic for our Trending Legal Topics series. The UK has recently confirmed that the relevant legislation will come into effect on September 30, 2017. In this alert, we recap on the key aspects of the new offences, and the steps that businesses should take in order to protect themselves ahead of commencement.
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