Criminal Finances Bill (HC Bill 75)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately
as Bill 75—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Amber Rudd has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Criminal Finances Bill are compatible with the
Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Proceeds of crime

    1. Chapter 1

      Investigations

      1. Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

        1. 1. Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

        2. 2. Interim freezing orders

        3. 3. External assistance

      2. Unexplained wealth orders: Scotland

        1. 4. Unexplained wealth orders: Scotland

        2. 5. Interim freezing orders

        3. 6. External assistance

      3. Disclosure orders

        1. 7. Disclosure orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

        2. 8. Disclosure orders: Scotland

    2. Chapter 2

      Money laundering

      1. 9. Power to extend moratorium period

      2. 10. Sharing of information within the regulated sector

      3. 11. Further information notices and orders

    3. Chapter 3

      Civil recovery

      1. 12. Forfeiture of certain personal (or moveable) property

      2. 13. Forfeiture of money held in bank and building society accounts

    4. Chapter 4

      Enforcement powers and related offences

      1. Extension of powers

        1. 14. Serious Fraud Office

        2. 15. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

        3. 16. Financial Conduct Authority

      2. Assault and obstruction offences

        1. 17. Search and seizure warrants: assault and obstruction offences

        2. 18. Assault and obstruction offence in relation to SFO officers

        3. 19. Obstruction offence in relation to immigration officers

        4. 20. External requests, orders and investigations

    5. Chapter 5

      Miscellaneous

      1. Meaning of “bank”

        1. 21. Seized money: England and Wales

        2. 22. Seized money: Northern Ireland

      2. Miscellaneous provisions relating to Scotland

        1. 23. Seized money

        2. 24. Recovery orders relating to heritable property

        3. 25. Money received by administrators

      3. Other miscellaneous provisions

        1. 26. Accredited financial investigators

        2. 27. Confiscation investigations: determination of the available amount

        3. 28. Confiscation orders and civil recovery: minor amendments

  2. Part 2

    Terrorist property

    1. Disclosures of information

      1. 29. Disclosure orders

      2. 30. Sharing of information within the regulated sector

      3. 31. Further information notices and orders

    2. Civil recovery

      1. 32. Forfeiture of certain personal (or moveable) property

      2. 33. Forfeiture of money held in bank and building society accounts

    3. Accredited financial investigators

      1. 34. Extension of powers to accredited financial investigators

      2. 35. Offences in relation to accredited financial investigators

  3. Part 3

    Corporate offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

    1. Preliminary

      1. 36. Meaning of relevant body and acting in the capacity of an associated person

    2. Failure of relevant bodies to prevent tax evasion facilitation offences by associated persons

      1. 37. Failure to prevent facilitation of UK tax evasion offences

      2. 38. Failure to prevent facilitation of foreign tax evasion offences

    3. Guidance about prevention procedures

      1. 39. Guidance about preventing facilitation of tax evasion offences

    4. Offences: general and supplementary provision

      1. 40. Offences: extra-territorial application and jurisdiction

      2. 41. Consent to prosecution under section 38

      3. 42. Offences by partnerships: supplementary

    5. Consequential amendments and interpretation

      1. 43. Consequential amendments

      2. 44. Interpretation of Part 3

  4. Part 4

    General

    1. 45. Minor and consequential amendments

    2. 46. Power to make consequential provision

    3. 47. Section 46: procedural requirements

    4. 48. Financial provision

    5. 49. Extent

    6. 50. Commencement

    7. 51. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Powers of members of staff of Serious Fraud Office

    2. Schedule 2

      Disclosure orders

    3. Schedule 3

      Forfeiture of certain personal (or moveable) property

    4. Schedule 4

      Forfeiture of money held in bank and building society
      accounts

    5. Schedule 5

      Minor and consequential amendments