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HMRC internal manual

Money Laundering Regulations: Compliance

The scope of our supervision: Selecting businesses for intervention

Risk assessment should precede and inform all aspects of our supervision, including:

  • interventions;
  • data collection and other information requirements;
  • advice and support and
  • enforcement and sanctions

All interventions must be selected by the RAPT and have a basic risk profile which explains the reason for the Intervention. All the background information and risk scores will be available for compliance officers to view on the Caseflow system. 

HMRC will focus interventions on businesses where risk assessment shows that both:

  • A compliance breach or breaches would pose a serious risk to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing; and
  • There is high likelihood of non-compliance

HMRC will use only a small element of random inspection in our programme of interventions to test our risk methodology and the effectiveness of various types of intervention.