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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 summarised in section 2.2 of our MLR 8 Notice. These are:

  • The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • The Terrorism Act 2000
  • Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
  • The Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • Regulation EC 1781/2006 on information on the payer accompanying transfers of funds
  • The Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2007. Throughout this guidance we will refer to either of these as the Transfer of Funds Regulations when referring to the relevant sections of both or either pieces of legislation.
  • The Counter Terrorism Act 2008