The passage of the Criminal Finances Bill 2016 will see the introduction of a new corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Similar to the corporate offence model in the Bribery Act 2010, a company could commit an offence if an “associated person” commits a particular wrong – namely, an offence connected to the facilitation of tax evasion. Against this background, Natasha Reurts explores the issues that could arise if the “associated person” is a company and queries the breadth of the new provisions. Read the full BLL portal post here.
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