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Latest Reports

  • European Parliament, Strasbourg

    The week in outline: Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) published its long awaited White Paper ‘The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’ on July 12. In summary, and as expected, HMG announced a major policy change with a new bifurcated approach to the trading relationship: HMG now ...

  • UK Parliament, London

    The week in outline: The week was dominated by domestic UK politics and the cabinet's Brexit 'away day' at Chequers. The cabinet statement (see document 1 below) released on Friday night confirmed the anticipated approach of HM Government (HMG). This high-level document is due to be followed by the publication ...

  • Europe from space

    The week in outline: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the ‘EU(W)Act’) received Royal Assent. HMT published an overview (document 2 below) which provides a summary of the legislative preparations on the UK side for a ‘no-deal’ scenario (under the EU(W)Act). These include the ‘no-deal scenario’ transitional measures which the ...

  • European Parliament, Strasbourg

    The week in outline: The week was dominated, again, by the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The bill has completed the parliamentary process and now only awaits the formality of Royal Assent. The Act will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and provide the mechanism for the domestication (or ‘on-shoring’ or ‘porting’) ...

  • Europe from space

    You can access the RegZone Bibliography here. The weekly RegZone Brexit updates on financial services started in April 2018. You will find links in each update to publications released that week. The bibliography covers publications prior to April 2018 which are relevant to the issues covered in the updates. The ...

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Future Dates

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  • *July 2018

    HMT is to review the operation and effect of the UK`s Regulation implementing AIFMD into national law.

  • 1 October 2018

    Application date of the Insurance Distribution Directive.

  • 01 October 2018

     All related regulation has also been pushed back.

News Wizard

  • 20/07/2018

    FCA: PS18/18: Industry Codes of Conduct and feedback on FCA Principle 5

    FCA: PS18/18: Industry Codes of Conduct and feedback on FCA Principle 5
    News Date:
    20/07/2018
    News Text:
    Further to CP17/37, FCA summarises feedback and sets out final policy and Handbook amendments on FCA’s approach to the recognition of codes of conduct in unregulated markets, including the process and criteria for doing so, for the purposes of SM&CR. In response to feedback, FCA states that its "policy aims to support and encou...
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  • 20/07/2018

    HMT: Ban on cold calling in relation to pensions

    HMT: Ban on cold calling in relation to pensions
    News Date:
    20/07/2018
    News Text:
    This consultation document sets out the policy intentions behind the proposed ban and invites comments on the draft regulations to implement the ban set out at Annex A. Responses are required by 17 August 2018.
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  • 20/07/2018

    FATF: Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

    FATF: Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
    News Date:
    20/07/2018
    News Text:
    FATF's report notes its plans for the US Presidency from 2018/19, which include expanding the current emphasis on combating terrorist financing and foster improvements in the regulation and supervision of virtual currencies/crypto-assets and continuing work on fintech/regtech issues, including new work on digital identification.
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  • 20/07/2018

    PSR/FCA: Regulation 105 of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 - protocol

    PSR/FCA: Regulation 105 of the Payment Services Regulations 2017 - protocol
    News Date:
    20/07/2018
    News Text:
    This Protocol sets out a specific framework for co-operation between the regulators in exercising their powers to monitor and enforce compliance with Regulation 105 of the PSRs ("access to bank accounts").
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  • 20/07/2018

    FRC: Speech by Stephen Haddrill - corporate governance: fit for the future?

    FRC: Speech by Stephen Haddrill - corporate governance: fit for the future?
    News Date:
    20/07/2018
    News Text:
    Text of this speech, given on 18 July 2018 follows, in which Stephen Haddrill discusses aspects of the new Code.
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