Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill introduced in Parliament

The new Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the Bill) was introduced in Parliament on 18 October, following the announcement of the Bill in August.

This Bill seeks to enable the UK to continue to comply with the current UN sanctions regime after Brexit, by covering matters currently deal with through the European Communities Act 1972 (which will be repealed following withdrawal from the EU).  It is consequently the first item of legislation brought to the House of Lords as part of the Brexit process.

The general debate on the Bill will take place on 1 November.