Financial Crime Policy Programme

This programme focuses on the development and implementation of effective anti-financial crime policies and regulation both in the UK and internationally.

As many countries around the world look ahead to the fifth round of mutual evaluations by the Financial Action Task Force, there are significant shifts in the global policy approach to tackling financial crime, including money laundering and fraud. There is a very real risk of a divergence in policy standards between the UK and its international partners; at the same time, the threat that financial crime poses to the global financial system is evolving and becoming ever-more resilient and multifaceted.

Key focus areas

The objectives of the Financial Crime Policy Programme are to:

  • Monitor the evolution of global anti-financial crime policy frameworks and assess the impact of global trends and emerging areas of divergence on the UK policy landscape.
  • Track the implementation of the UK government’s second Economic Crime Plan (ECP2), the national fraud strategy and the anti-corruption strategy. In particular, our work focuses on the cross-cutting capabilities including the data and people strategy as well as broader work around system prioritisation, the legal and regulatory framework and specific thematic risk areas.
  • Identify the risks and opportunities with new technologies, including AI, cryptocurrencies and new types of payments, and the necessary financial crime policy response.


Access projects related to this programme of work.

UK Economic Crime Plan

Asset Recovery


Tackling Cyber Fraud

Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance

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