The Council requires all staff, Members and contractors to act honestly at all times and protect the public resources they are responsible for. Fraud is an ever-present threat to these resources.
Thanet District Council is committed to the highest possible standards of propriety and accountability in the conduct of its activities for the community. Employees are often the first to realise that something wrong may be happening within the Council. This Code is intended to help employees who have serious concerns over any potential wrong‑doing within the Council.
Money Laundering Policy
Money laundering is the term used for a number of offences involving the proceeds of crime and terrorist funds. The following acts constitute the act of money laundering:
- Concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property from England and Wales, or from Scotland, or from Northern Ireland.
- Becoming concerned in an arrangement in which someone knowingly or suspects and facilitates the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by or on behalf of another person.
- Acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.