The UK’s Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion

Webinars | Europe

On 30 September 2017, a new corporate offence came into force in the UK aimed at businesses that fail to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. The new rules do not change the scope of what constitutes tax evasion in the UK, but puts a requirement on businesses to put in place various preventative procedures. In this webinar, we will walk you through the new offence, the defences available to businesses and the prevention procedures that you should be putting in place. 

Key Highlights of the Webinar

With the above in mind, we invite you to this webinar which will include a presentation on the UK’s new legislation and a wider discussion on the importance of ensuring businesses have a robust tax risk management strategy to address the various changes to international tax that we have seen over the past few years. 

The presentation on the UK’s legislation will cover:

  • the UK’s tax evasion rules;
  • the new offence for the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion;
  • the defences to the new rules your business should look to rely on if an offence is committed; and
  • the UK Government’s guidance on the prevention procedures your business should be introducing.

The wider discussion will cover:

  • what businesses should be doing to ensure they are complying with the UK’s new corporate offence for the failure to facilitate tax evasion; and
  • how the recent overhaul of the international tax landscape means it is essential for businesses to develop, implement and stress-test a tax risk management strategy.

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