UK launches new AML and counter-terrorist strategy


Speaking at the launch, Balls said: "The strategy published today sets out a comprehensive programme of financial measures, supported by UK-sponsored international standards that deter crime and terrorism, detect it when it happens, disrupt those responsible and hold them to account."

The new measures include the creation of an asset-freezing unit at the Treasury that will target criminal and terrorist bank accounts as part of its wider anti-money laundering (AML) strategy set out in 2004. Under

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