SRA Update

Welcome to the latest issue of SRA Update which comes to you as we near the end of an unprecedented year. There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in many ways. Our recently published Risk Outlook discusses a number of these issues, as well as wider risks to your business and clients that you should be considering and mitigating against as we move into 2021. One specific issue we want to highlight is the significant increase in scam attempts we are seeing as criminals look to take advantage of the lockdown to trick people into parting with sensitive information or money. 

Of course, December 31 is an important date for the Brexit negotiations and in this issue you will find a link to our latest information and resources. Above all else though, after what has been a challenging year for us all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, however you are spending it.

Welcome to the latest Compliance News section of SRA Update. Firstly, a big thank you to all of you who tuned into our Compliance Officers Conference that ran through the last week of November. Hopefully you found the sessions helpful and informative. For those that missed anything, you can catch up with all the sessions using our on-demand facility.

You should also read our updated warning notice on non-disclosure agreements, more of which is below. And for those of you that provide tax advice, read about how you need to assess what you do to see if you now fall under the remit of new money-laundering regulations, and what this then means for you.

Above all else though, after what has been a challenging year for us all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, however you are spending it.