The scope of our supervision: Selecting businesses for intervention
Risk assessment should precede and inform all aspects of our supervision, including:
- data collection and other information requirements;
- advice and support and
- enforcement and sanctions
All interventions must be selected by the RTT 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 MICRA 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.
In line with this HMRC will not normally carry out visits unless we have specific information which suggests that there is a likelihood that the business is non compliant.