New consultation on proposals for reforms to Scottish limited partnerships

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has finally followed up its 2017 call for evidence of the misuse of Scottish partnerships for money laundering and other criminal activities by launching a consultation on what changes to the law are required: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/limited-partnerships-reform-of-limited-partnership-law

It has been described as a 'crackdown' in the media (eg by the BBC - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-43935839) but it remains to be seen which reforms eventually make it into law and whether sufficient resources are made available to enforce them - concerns which have been immediately noted by the Scottish Herald which first broke the story and which has continued to investigate and campaign for reforms (http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/16192718.Staff_shortages__threaten__crackdown_on_shell_firms/?ref=erec).

 

 

(Ab)use of LLPs and limited partnerships, and the new PSC rules

The outcome of the UK government consultation on the misuse of Scottish limited partnerships and LLPs for criminal purpose is still awaited, a year after the consultation closed.

Meanwhile, the journalists whose initial investigations led to the government consultations continue their work:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15919809.UK_vow_to_crack_down_on_abuse_of_Scottish_shell_firms_by_international_criminals/

See also the highly regarded BBC Radio 4 programme Analysis' episode on this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qd714

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