Tag Archives: HM Treasury
The Treasury has published its first Fintech Sector Strategy, setting out the government’s proposals to secure the UK’s place as a preferred location to start and grow a fintech business. The paper announces a number of measures, including: a Cryptoassets Task Force will be established by HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the FCA, […]
In February 2017, the Treasury opened its consultation on the UK transposition of the IDD. The Treasury has now published the results of that consultation, and also the draft statutory instrument. The consultation response document indicates that the draft statutory instrument will be laid before Parliament ‘in due course’. It also notes that the proposal […]
The government has published the Risk Transformation Regulations 2017 (Regulations), which come into force on 8 December 2017, following publication of the draft text by HM Treasury in July. The Regulations enable the creation of a new form of body corporate: a “protected cell company,” which can act as a special purpose vehicle in Insurance […]
Following the appointment in 2016 by the House of Lords of a Select Committee to investigate financial exclusion and access to mainstream financial services, the Committee published its final report, ‘Tackling Financial Exclusion: A Country that works for everyone‘ in March 2017 (Report). This Report made 22 recommendations to address financial exclusion and access, including […]
HM Treasury has published a consultation on secondary legislation to support the Image Clearing System (ICS) for cheques. The legislative proposals follow the amendments to the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, which allowed the introduction of cheque imaging. This aims to cut down cheque clearing times […]
Further to the July 2017 versions, HM Treasury has published updated October 2017 versions of The Risk Transformation Regulations 2017 and The Risk Transformation (Tax) Regulations 2017, which will provide a new regulatory, supervisory and tax framework in relation to insurance linked securities in the UK.
FCA has published a consultation on the proposed text for a specialist sourcebook setting out the new Office for Professional Body Anti- Money Laundering Supervision’s (OPBAS) expectations in relation to anti-money laundering supervision. OPBAS will oversee 22 professional body anti money laundering supervisors such as the Law Society / Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Association […]
This month, the Law Commission published a consultation paper on draft clauses that would form part of the new Goods Mortgages Bill, which replaces the Bills of Sale. Background In September 2014, HM Treasury asked the Law Commission (LC) to review the Bills of Sales Act. The LC’s 2016 report recommended that the Bills of […]
We have written an article for Compliance Monitor on the implementation of IDD, looking specifically at consultations by HM Treasury and the FCA on the proposed changes to UK law and regulation.