False Information

Publishing or filing false accounts

It is a crime to publish information that is not true of your accounts. For example a criminal may create, destroy, conceal or even falsify an account, record or report which deliberately misleads the financial position of that company. This is mainly done to mislead creditors and investors into thinking it is still profitable to trade even though the company is failing.

For more information on publishing false information the best sources are the Financial Services Authority and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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