FOI release

Number of live Corporate Criminal Offences investigations

The Corporate Criminal Offences (CCO) were introduced by Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.




At the March 2015 Budget the government announced that it would make it a crime for corporations to fail to put in place reasonable procedures to prevent associated persons from criminally facilitating tax evasion.

HMRC is pro-actively engaged in tackling illicit finances as part of our broader compliance activity on serious and organised revenue crime. We are clamping down on serious and complex tax fraud and seeking to make use of powers under the Criminal Finances Act.

Following a number of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act on this subject, the department is publishing statistics on our related compliance activities.

Published 10 February 2020