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How to be prepared for a dawn raid

Regulatory Updates / 19 May 2017

In the first of a new series of expert video blogs from our Regulatory team, Legal Executive Jayne Nutt explains how to prepare for a dawn raid.

We hope you find it interesting, and we’d welcome your feedback. If there are topics you’d like to see covered, let us know – we’d be delighted to feature them.

What is a dawn raid?

An inspection carried out at business premises without warning when a company may be under investigation.

Who can carry out a dawn raid?

The agencies authorised to carry out a dawn raid include:

  1. The Competitions and Markets Authority
  2. The Serious Fraud Office
  3. HM Revenues and Customs
  4. The Home Office

How can I be prepared?

Dawn raids occur when you least expect them.  Therefore it is crucial for businesses to be prepared since they will always happen without notice.

Businesses can do this by having a comprehensive dawn raids policy in place which all employees should be aware of.

In addition, a short crib sheet should be available to assist employees in the event of a dawn raid taking place.

How we can help

If your business does become subject to a dawn raid, or if you’d like further advice on preparing for one, please do get in touch – we give time critical advice and practical solutions, providing a “route map” through the laws that affect you. Call Kathryn Gilbertson on 01733 887621 or email kgilbertson@greenwoods.co.uk

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