In March the UK government published its white paper titled ‘Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union’ (the “White Paper”). The White Paper outlines the government’s proposals in respect of the “Great Repeal Bill” and how it plans to transpose EU law into UK law.
Companies House published its strategic plan for 2017-2020 and its business plan for 2017-2018 on 19 April 2017. The business plan notes that the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (“4MLD”) will be implemented by the end of June this year.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Keynote Seminar – hosted by Scotland Policy Conferences – entitled “Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland – investment, growth and international trade”. The seminar was well attended, with top solicitors, accountants, representatives of major businesses, trade organisations, senior university faculty members and politicians contributing to a comprehensive set of presentations and lively discussion thereafter.