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Latest Reports

  • City, London

    As expected, the British Government failed to secure support for the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) (which is linked to the Political Declaration on the future framework (PD)) in the delayed ‘meaningful vote’ in the House of Commons. The scale of the government’s defeat has left a volatile political situation with considerable ...

  • UK Parliament, London

    In outline: There was further progress on the ‘no deal’ regime in financial services (FS). FCA announced (see Document 4 below) the opening of the window for notifications to FCA for incoming EEA firms and funds to take advantage of the temporary permissions regime (TPR) (see our previous update commentary ...

  • Fibre optic cables

    Yesterday the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) and the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) each released a report on crypto-assets. ESMA’s report sets out ESMA’s advice to EU policymakers on initial coin offerings and crypto assets. EBA’s report outlines its findings and advice in response to the EU Commission’s request ...

  • European Parliament, Strasbourg

    On 7 January 2019, the European Supervisory Authority (“ESA”) (consisting of the European Securities and Markets Authority, the European Banking Authority and the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority) published a joint report on “innovation facilitators” that have been established across the European Union (“EU”). The report provides: a comparative ...

  • high rise

    On 19 December 2018, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) published guidance on how individuals possessing cryptoassets may be taxed (the “Guidance”). In particular, the Guidance covers: what crypoassets are; which taxes apply to individuals holding cyrptoassets; the taxation of cryptoassets received as earnings; and record keeping requirements. HMRC has yet ...

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Future Dates

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  • 22 January 2019

    The European Commission may adopt a delegated act specifying the date when the national private placement regimes set out in Articles 36 and 42 are to be terminated and the passport regime provided for in Article 35 and Articles 37 to 41 of the AIFMD will become the sole and mandatory regime applicable in all member states.

  • 21 January 2019

    Date for existing MMFs to start complying with the MMF Regulations.

  • 21 Janaury 2019

    Date for existing MMFs to start complying with the MMF Regulations.

News Wizard

  • 18/01/2019

    HoC Library Briefing Paper: The EU27: Internal Politics and Views on Brexit

    HoC Library Briefing Paper: The EU27: Internal Politics and Views on Brexit
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    18/01/2019
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    This paper examines the views of each of the EU27 on Brexit and any contingency planning for a possible no-deal Brexit. It also provides background on their internal politics and trade and economic statistics.
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  • 17/01/2019

    BIS: Report on Global Banking, Financial Spillovers and Marcoprudential Policy Coordination

    BIS: Report on Global Banking, Financial Spillovers and Marcoprudential Policy Coordination
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    17/01/2019
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    BIS has published a paper to assess the gains from international macroprudential policy coordination. The results show that the welfare gains from macroprudential policy coordination are positive, albeit not large, for the world economy.
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  • 17/01/2019

    HoC: Response to the vote on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration: Options for Parliament

    HoC: Response to the vote on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration: Options for Parliament
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    17/01/2019
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    HoC: Response to the vote on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration: Options for Parliament The HoC Exiting the EU Committee has published a report on the options open to parliament following the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement on 15/01/2019.
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