On 26 October, an article from Mishcon de Reya says that a 5-month extension has been granted to the time period that newly regulated art market participants have to register with HMRC for AML purposes – the deadline for registration is now 10 June 2021, instead of 10 January. If they fails to register by 10 June, they must not carry on the defined activities within the scope of the regulations. The new regulations will affect many working directly within the art market, such as high value dealers and auction houses, and potentially other parties such as agents, intermediaries and some artists.
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