You were able to get a payment deferral or deregister if you were a business with an annual fee due between 1 May and 30 September 2020.
If you were due to renew money laundering supervision with HMRC between 1 May and 30 September 2020 you were able to either:
- defer payment for up to 6 months
- deregister if you stopped trading due to coronavirus
If you continued to operate and carry out activity covered by the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR), you needed to:
- stay registered with HMRC
- meet your obligations under the MLR, to protect your businesses and the UK from criminal activity
Payment deferral or deregister
If you chose to defer
You did not need to tell HMRC if you decided to defer payment.
We will contact you by email to remind you about your new payment due date.
If you chose to deregister
You did not need to be supervised by us, if you:
- temporarily closed your business due to coronavirus
- stopped all MLR activity
Applying to reregister your business
When you are ready to reregister your business you will need to make a new online application.
This will set a new date for your registration and the payment of your annual fee.
You will not be able to trade again until your application has been approved, if you are a:
- Money Service Business
- Trust or Company Service Provider
We will prioritise your application if you chose to cancel your registration during this time.
How to get help
You can get advice or more information about money laundering and your business.