Shropshire Council

Anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing procedure and guidance note

Money laundering is 'A process that makes money with an illegal origin appear legal so that it may be used'. It's interpreted very widely and includes possessing, or in any way dealing with, or concealing, the proceeds of any crime. Regulations provide a duty for all of us to report suspicions of money laundering, and they impose criminal sanctions on anyone that fails to comply with any of the above regulations.

We've refreshed our procedure designed to detect and prevent the use of our services for money laundering, mitigate the risk of breaching money laundering regulations and to provide updated examples of possible signs of money laundering that may be relevant to council employees. It's linked to this page.