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HMRC internal manual

Money Laundering Regulations: Compliance

Legislation: The background to this guidance

The main pieces of legislation that deal with money laundering and terrorist financing are below:

  • The Terrorism Act 2000
  • Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
  • The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • The Counter Terrorism Act 2008
  • Regulation (EU) 2015/847 on information accompanying transfers of funds (the Payments Regulation)
  • The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 ( referred to in this guidance as “the Regulations”)
  • Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • Payment Service Regulations 2017