HMC statement: Robust systems at HMC schools for reporting any concerns over provenance of money they are receiving

Mike Buchanan, HMC Executive Director, said:

"Our schools follow the letter of the law, have robust systems in place for reporting any suspicious funds and are determined to play their part in stamping out any criminal activity. There is no evidence we are aware of that any school has ever knowingly taken illicit payments and it is entirely wrong for anyone to suggest so.

"We are continuously working with the Home Office and other agencies to raise awareness of the methods used by criminals and ensure reporting remains as accurate as possible."