The United Kingdom's progress in strengthening measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing

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9 June 2022 - Since the 2018 assessment of the United Kingdom's measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, the country has taken a number of actions to strengthen its framework.

In line with the FATF Procedures for mutual evaluations, the country has reported back to the FATF on the action it has taken since their mutual evaluation. 

Consequently, to reflect the United Kingdom's progress, the FATF has now re-rated the country on Recommendation 13  from partially compliant to Compliant.

Today, the United Kingdom is compliant on 24 Recommendations and largely compliant on 15. The country remains partially compliant on 1 Recommendation.

The United Kingdom will remain in regular follow up and will continue to inform the FATF of progress achieved on improving the implementation of its AML/CFT measures.

Follow Up Report United Kingdom 2022

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Technical Compliance

Ratings which reflect the extent to which a country has implemented the technical requirements of the FATF Recommendations.

C = compliant   |   LC = largely compliant     |   PC = partially compliant   |   NC = non-compliant

Earlier reports

  • 7 Dec 2018

    The United Kingdom's measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing The United Kingdom has a well-developed and robust regime to effectively combat money laundering and terrorist financing. However, it needs to strengthen its supervision, and increase the resources of its financial intelligence unit.
  • 16 Oct 2009

    Mutual Evaluation of the United Kingdom - Follow-Up Report The FATF has released the Follow-Up Report to the Mutual Evaluation Report of the United Kingdom, which was adopted in June 2007. In October 2009, the FATF recognised that the United Kingdom had made significant progress in addressing deficiencies identified in that report, decided that the country should be removed from the regular follow-up process and agreed that it should now report on any further improvements its Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT system on a biennial basis.
  • 13 Jun 2007

    Mutual evaluation of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland This report provides a summary of the anti-money laundering AML and combating the financing of terrorism CFT measures in place in the UK at December 2006 the date of the on-site visit. The report describes and analyses those measures and provides recommendations on how certain aspects of the system could be strengthened. It also sets out the UK's levels of compliance with the FATF 40 + 9 Recommendations.

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