Consultation outcome

Codes of practice issued under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)

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Annex A: search, seizure and detention of property (England and Wales)

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Annex B: search, seizure and detention of property (Northern Ireland)

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Annex C: recovery of cash: search powers

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Annex D: investigations

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Detail of outcome

Following the consultation the 4 codes of practice have been rewritten in response to feedback. These updated versions will now be debated in Parliament.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) contains a comprehensive measures designed to make the recovery of unlawfully held assets more effective.

Documents

Consultation description

The operation of certain powers within POCA are subject to guidance issued by the Secretary of State in various codes of practice. The existing codes need updating due to certain provisions in the Serious Crime Act 2015 and the full extension of POCA powers to Northern Ireland.

How to respond

You can send your answers to these questions, together with any other comments, by email. to have your say no later than Friday 2 October 2015.

If you prefer you can post your responses to:

POCA Codes of Practice
Strategic Centre for Organised Crime - Pursue
Home Office
6th Floor Peel Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF