Money laundering supervision: business premises you need to register
Find out which business premises you need to register for anti-money laundering supervision with HMRC.
Premises to register
You must tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about your premises when you register for anti-money laundering supervision.
- shops and auction houses
- call centres
- cruise ships (in UK territorial waters)
- home address or contact address (if you don’t have a business address)
Premises you don’t need to register
You don’t need to register any premises that are outside the UK or that you only use for:
- storing your business records
- training employees
- generally managing your employees
Agents or franchisees
You should register your agent’s or franchisees’ premises if:
- you have an overview of transactions from all your agents or franchisees which they don’t have
- you’re responsible for the way their business is run
- you’re putting in place the anti-money laundering controls and procedures used when they deal with your customers
You don’t have to register your agent’s or franchisees’ premises if you have little control over the:
- way they work
- anti-money laundering controls they put in place
They should apply to register independently.
You should contact HMRC if you’re not sure which premises to include, or you’re an agent or franchisee wanting to know if you need to register.