The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) is a new regulator that has been set up by the government as part of a package of reforms to strengthen the AML supervisory regime in the United Kingdom.
The former head of the United Nations' Emergency Co-ordination Centre in Pakistan has accused the Charitable Aid sector of not doing enough to ensure that workers are fit to work with vulnerable people or children.
An Assistant Chief Constable in the West Midlands Police Force has been suspended from active service, fined £3500 and now faces dismissal after a special disciplinary panel found him guilty of gross misconduct for losing a number of classified documents that were not supposed to leave police premises.
As the Six Nations Championship continues to storm across pitches and television screens, England supporters were treated to a solid display of their teams defensive skills over the weekend. The defeat of the Welsh by England on Saturday has sparked several lively discussions on social media, with pundits and fans debating actions on and off the pitch.
On 13 December 2017, a provisional agreement on the final text of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, known as 5MLD, was published. This will amend the current Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, and once the text has been approved by the Permanent Representatives Committee and an agreement is reached between the European Parliament and Council, 5MLD will be formally adopted – although the exact date of implementation is yet to be determined. A summary of the key changes to the Anti-Money Laundering Directive that 5MLD will bring includes:
The Government has announced plans to double the immigration health surcharge in an effort to raise funds for the NHS, and also to reduce the effects of so-called “health tourism”.
A new EU law which requires all larger firms to publish details of their gender pay gap comes into force in April 2018, and some firms have already started sharing their data.
The gender pay gap – the difference between the average earnings of male and female workers, has long been a marker for gender equality, and equality groups are speaking out against huge pay gaps within high-profile companies. The gender pay gap highlights the representation of women throughout the entire organisation and is separate from equal pay/pay equality which describes different pay scales for the same or similar job roles.
From the 27th March, the cost of applying for a UK passport is to rise by 17%. Currently a passport costs £72.50, however Government plans dictate that this would rise to £85 for postal applications and £75.50 for applications made online – marking the first time that ordering a passport via the internet is cheaper than applying by post.
New identity checking guidelines that affect standard and enhanced disclosure checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have today formally replaced the previous guidelines set out by the Government.
With the Apprentice coming to an end, viewers were left enthralled by the exciting interview stage, during which contestant James White was discovered to have lied about certain details of his work history on his application. But how many people lie on their CV and how serious is it?