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Treasury presses on with MLD5 implementation

23 May 2019
The spring has brought a rush of government initiatives aimed at further improving the financial crime prevention regime in the UK. Who knows what the relationship between the UK and the EU will be come 10 January 2020 when MLD5 falls to be implemented? Regardless, Treasury is pressing on with its plans to implement it, not least as it was one of the prime movers behind it and supports the initiatives taken in it. The consultation will help Treasury decide how to balance a proportionate approach to implementation that manages the burden on business while actively discouraging ML/TF activity.

Brexit: ten steps to heaven?

22 May 2019
In her 20 May speech in Central London, the Prime Minister set out ten points to be incorporated in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in a fourth, and probably final, attempt to secure the House of Commons' approval for the proposed deal.

LGPS: will leaving become easier?

20 May 2019
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation containing a number of important proposals relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales, the general theme of which is to reduce some of the angst employers feel in relation to the LGPS (and in less exciting news, to increase the valuation cycle to four years).

Paperless airports and strategic partnerships: what's ripe for investment in fintech

03 May 2019
In conjunction with the Finnish British Chamber of Commerce and Danske Bank, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) hosted an "Investing and Fintech" event in London on 2 May. The panel event was well attended by investors, tech companies and advisors alike and lead to some interesting and thought provoking discussions. WBD's Caroline Stevenson, discusses and comments upon some of the main themes that came out of the event.