PracticeAccounting FirmsAccountant to head war on terror funds

Accountant to head war on terror funds

An accountant from the private sector will be appointed to head up a new anti money laundering and terrorist finance unit, chancellor Gordon Brown revealed today.

Brown was answering questions in the House of Commons when he made public his latest plans to fight terrorist funding.

The new unit is expected to either work closely with, or be part of, the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

Observers have expressed surprise that the chancellor should speak so publicly about appointing from the private sector.

He added that London would also become an international clearing centre for collecting information and intelligence on money laundering and terrorist funds.

The Treasury was however unable to say who would get what will surely become one of the most high profile jobs in UK crime fighting.

More details to follow.

Links

Treasury backs anti-terror plan

Related Articles

Productive accountancy firms lead the way

Accounting Firms Productive accountancy firms lead the way

1d Simon Adcock, HSBC
LLPs in Top 50+50: Will LLPs continue to be the preferred set-up?

Accounting Firms LLPs in Top 50+50: Will LLPs continue to be the preferred set-up?

2d Fergus Payne, Lewis Silkin
BDO’s global revenues pass $8bn

Accounting Firms BDO’s global revenues pass $8bn

1w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances: Finding growth amid uncertainty

Accounting Firms Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances: Finding growth amid uncertainty

1w Philip Smith, Reporter
Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances 2017: Big Four tussle for top spot

Accounting Firms Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances 2017: Big Four tussle for top spot

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO reports revenue growth of 5.7%

Accounting Firms BDO reports revenue growth of 5.7%

2w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Taylorcocks announces merger with Surrey firm

Accounting Firms Taylorcocks announces merger with Surrey firm

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Kingston Smith reports 7% gender pay gap

Accounting Firms Kingston Smith reports 7% gender pay gap

3w Emma Smith, Managing Editor