On 17 September, the Law Commission, which reviews and advises on changes to the law in the UK, issued a consultation paper concerned with more accurately and efficiently determining a defendant’s criminal proceeds and more effectively enforcing confiscation orders. It says that the UK the regime has been ineffective at recovering the benefits of crime from defendants. The making of confiscation orders has been complex and time consuming, and once an order has been made, defendants have been able to frustrate attempts at enforcement. This has resulted in the UK’s confiscation debt growing to more than £2 billion (as of March 2019). The Commission’s This project aims to improve enforcement of fairer, more realistic confiscation orders.
A summary of the consultation is at –