How to be prepared for a dawn raid
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.
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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:
- The Competitions and Markets Authority
- The Serious Fraud Office
- HM Revenues and Customs
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to Our Thinking →