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Money laundering - clubs and societies

PoodlePoodle Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 711
Hi

How does ML ID fit in with clubs and societies?

Would you consider obtain ID for the Chairman, treasurer and secretary?

Poodle

Comments

  • DeanDean Experienced Mentor DevonRegistered Posts: 646
    Hi Poodle

    You would have to launder the 'beneficial owner' this can be the person to whom has ultimate control: I think you answered your own question but here's some gumf:

    Meaning of beneficial owner
    6.—(1) In the case of a body corporate, “beneficial owner” means any individual who—
    (a) as respects any body other than a company whose securities are listed on a regulated
    market, ultimately owns or controls (whether through direct or indirect ownership or
    control, including through bearer share holdings) more than 25% of the shares or voting
    rights in the body; or
    (b) as respects any body corporate, otherwise exercises control over the management of the
    body.
    (2) In the case of a partnership (other than a limited liability partnership), “beneficial owner”
    means any individual who—
    (a) ultimately is entitled to or controls (whether the entitlement or control is direct or
    indirect) more than a 25% share of the capital or profits of the partnership or more than
    25% of the voting rights in the partnership; or
    (b) otherwise exercises control over the management of the partnership.
    (3) In the case of a trust, “beneficial owner” means—
    (a) any individual who is entitled to a specified interest in at least 25% of the capital of the
    trust property;
    (b) as respects any trust other than one which is set up or operates entirely for the benefit of
    individuals falling within sub-paragraph (a), the class of persons in whose main interest
    the trust is set up or operates;
    (c) any individual who has control over the trust.
    (4) In paragraph (3)—
    “specified interest” means a vested interest which is—
    (a) in possession or in remainder or reversion (or, in Scotland, in fee); and
    (b) defeasible or indefeasible;
    “control” means a power (whether exercisable alone, jointly with another person or with the
    consent of another person) under the trust instrument or by law to—
    (a) dispose of, advance, lend, invest, pay or apply trust property;
    (b) vary the trust;
    (c) add or remove a person as a beneficiary or to or from a class of beneficiaries;
    (d) appoint or remove trustees;
    (e) direct, withhold consent to or veto the exercise of a power such as is mentioned in subparagraph
    (a), (b), (c) or (d).
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    (5) For the purposes of paragraph (3)—
    (a) where an individual is the beneficial owner of a body corporate which is entitled to a
    specified interest in the capital of the trust property or which has control over the trust,
    the individual is to be regarded as entitled to the interest or having control over the trust;
    and
    (b) an individual does not have control solely as a result of—
    (i) his consent being required in accordance with section 32(1)(c) of the Trustee Act
    1925(a) (power of advancement);
    (ii) any discretion delegated to him under section 34 of the Pensions Act 1995(b) (power
    of investment and delegation);
    (iii) the power to give a direction conferred on him by section 19(2) of the Trusts of Land
    and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996(c) (appointment and retirement of trustee at
    instance of beneficiaries); or
    (iv) the power exercisable collectively at common law to vary or extinguish a trust where
    the beneficiaries under the trust are of full age and capacity and (taken together)
    absolutely entitled to the property subject to the trust (or, in Scotland, have a full and
    unqualified right to the fee).
    (6) In the case of a legal entity or legal arrangement which does not fall within paragraph (1), (2)
    or (3), “beneficial owner” means—
    (a) where the individuals who benefit from the entity or arrangement have been determined,
    any individual who benefits from at least 25% of the property of the entity or
    arrangement;
    (b) where the individuals who benefit from the entity or arrangement have yet to be
    determined, the class of persons in whose main interest the entity or arrangement is set up
    or operates;
    (c) any individual who exercises control over at least 25% of the property of the entity or
    arrangement.
    (7) For the purposes of paragraph (6), where an individual is the beneficial owner of a body
    corporate which benefits from or exercises control over the property of the entity or arrangement,
    the individual is to be regarded as benefiting from or exercising control over the property of the
    entity or arrangement.
    (8) In the case of an estate of a deceased person in the course of administration, “beneficial
    owner” means—
    (a) in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the executor, original or by representation, or
    administrator for the time being of a deceased person;
    (b) in Scotland, the executor for the purposes of the Executors (Scotland) Act 1900(d).
    (9) In any other case, “beneficial owner” means the individual who ultimately owns or controls
    the customer or on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted.
    (10) In this regulation—
    “arrangement”, “entity” and “trust” means an arrangement, entity or trust which administers
    and distributes funds;
    “limited liability partnership” has the meaning given by the Limited Liability Partnerships Act
    2000(e).

    Regards

    Dean
  • PoodlePoodle Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 711
    Thanks Dean,

    Much appreciated.

    Poodle
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