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The Dark Money Files

Business & Economics Podcasts

A series of podcasts which explain to a non-technical audience how "Dark Money" (e.g. money laundering, corruption, bribery, tax evasion) enters the financial system and infects everything it touches.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A series of podcasts which explain to a non-technical audience how "Dark Money" (e.g. money laundering, corruption, bribery, tax evasion) enters the financial system and infects everything it touches.

Twitter:

@dark_files

Language:

English

Contact:

07771892962


Episodes

Bar Wars - Attack of the Clones

2/11/2024
Following the news that nearly 800 restaurants in the UK have been cloned over the last few weeks, we thought we’d bring you the story behind the story. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:20:38

It's over to EU

2/7/2024
It’s over to EU After a succession of episodes looking at the UK financial crime landscape, we shift our focus over the channel to Europe and the proposed changes to EU AML legislation. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:21:44

Are PEPs domestic?

1/15/2024
Following some recent banking shenanigans, there’s been a rapidly introduced change in the UK law relating to PEPs. We think it needs to be put into a global context. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:17:06

ECCTA Part 2 - SLAPPS, Fraud, Crypto and information sharing

11/30/2023
In this second part of our review of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, we look at the provisions relating to failing to prevent fraud, crypto assets, information sharing and Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs). Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:21:21

Companies House - it's time to Act

11/19/2023
Following the enactment of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, reform is on the way to Companies House. But what does it look like and when will it happen? Here's our initial overview. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:20:39

A close shave – Ockam’s razor and plausibility

10/17/2023
In this episode we walk the path from certainty to impossibility, via probable, possible and plausible. A conversation involving wind turbines, zebras and UFOs. You need to listen to understand! Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:21:44

Ownership, control, or influence? UBOs and further complications

9/15/2023
In this second episode devoted to ultimate beneficial ownership, we delve into the world of exchange traded companies and the esoterica that is trusts. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:19:27

Ownership, control, or influence? It’s time for the UBO question!

9/7/2023
In this episode we, somewhat belatedly, begin to tackle the thorny issue of identifying ultimate beneficial ownership. And we do so by pointing out that the “ownership” part of UBO is a bit misleading because it doesn’t cover control or influence. But then a UBOCI is a bit of a mouthful. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:23:39

A Neidle in a tax scam

8/23/2023
In this episode we walk through a recent, in-depth report into probable VAT and employment tax fraud reported on by Dan Neidle of the Tax Policy Associates, in partiucalr, how various different proessionals, individuals both here and abroad, and social media websites can be used, wittingly or unwittingly, to further the fraudsters aims. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:16:44

A view from the Farage side

8/3/2023
We couldn't let the recent Farage brouhaha with Coutts go by without some sort of comment. We've tried to chart a calm course through some choppy waters! Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:20:49

You find what you look for!

7/5/2023
In this episode we ask "What have the dinosaurs ever done for us?" It turns out, if you ask the right questions, it's quite a lot. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:16:33

Bias and noise – how they differ and why it matters

6/20/2023
In this episode we take a (hopefully) user-friendly trip down the statistical road and explore some of the common pitfalls that can be encountered in preparing management information. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:21:10

MI oh MI What a Wonderful Day

6/3/2023
In this episode we look at the thorny issue of Management Information. What is it and what’s it for. Simple questions you might think, but often overlooked. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:20:36

Show me the money!

5/1/2023
In this episode we bring you an update about regulatory expectations in respect of cash deposits. Along with a brief history of the UK’s Post Office dating back to the 17th century and the somewhat surprising news that it is still possible to make unlimited daily cash deposits of up to £20,000 with no form of identification. More information on KURE (brought to you by our sponsors Deep PoolmLtd) can be found at www.deep-pool.com. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:20:11

VATs the problem?

4/13/2023
In the first episode of season 10, we turn our attention to an extraordinary story about online retail sales, China, VAT and HMRC. Despite all the apparent jargon, it is just an everyday tale of 11,000 companies all suddenly deciding to register to a private address where the owner had never heard of them. Which didn’t stop him being sent £500,000 in debt enforcement letters. And, in a first for The Dark Money Files, this podcast is now sponsored which will secure the ongoing future of the podcast and ensure we can continue to deliver a quality product. Here’s a link to our sponsor’s website: https://www.deep-pool.com/ Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:15:43

Investing in testing 2 - Is it in the test?

3/27/2023
In the second part of our look at multiple choice tests we talk about how some fairly basic statistical analysis can help to validate their effectiveness. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:21:47

Investing in Testing - why assessment matters: Part 1

3/9/2023
Does your assessment programme correlate to individual performance? And if not, why not? Part one of a journey on the road to cognition. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:21:50

KYC - The Canary in the Coal Mine

2/20/2023
In this episode we talk about using our (metaphorical) little yellow bird as a predictor of the overall effectiveness (or lack of it) of your anti-financial crime framework. Would your KYC fall off its perch at the first whiff of trouble? Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:24:06

Dr Blake’s casebook – a roundup of stories you may have missed

1/25/2023
In this episode we work through three of the smaller regulatory actions from last year which nevertheless contain nuggets of gold, successfully panned by Ray. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:20:04

Can we have the Bill please?

1/16/2023
In something of a departure from our normal content, we review the passage of the Economic Crime and Corporate Reform Bill through the UK parliamentary system and use the opportunity to explain in more detail just how the scrutiny and passing of legislation works in practice. Support the showFollow us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-dark-money-files-ltd/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dark_files or see our website at https://www.thedarkmoneyfiles.com/

Duration:00:18:33