Moves to curb cash laundering at bureaux de change

UK - Britain is the last European Union country not to regulate bureaux de change, which UK ministers believe act as a conduit for dirty money.

The UK government this week announced plans to "speed up and beef up" measures announced in May to clamp down on bureaux de change as part of a crackdown against organised crime.

However, they may still be accused of having waited too long to tackle the problem.

According to Treasury estimates, £3bn-£4bn a year leaves the UK through bureaux de change -

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