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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • *29 March 2019

    Start of Brexit transition period

  • *Mid 2019

    Capital Markets Union to be completed by then

  • *Mid 2019

    The European Commission signposted in its roadmap document that mid-2019 is the period by which the following will be in place: fully functional backstop to the Single Resolution Fund; implementation of the European Deposit Insurance Scheme;  finalising all pending legislative initiatives for Capital Markets Union.

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  • 22/03/2019

    FCA: UK Benchmarks Register

    FCA: UK Benchmarks Register
    News Date:
    22/03/2019
    News Text:
    As part of its Brexit preparations, FCA has announced plans to introduce a new UK Benchmarks Register to replace the ESMA Register for UK supervised users and for UK and third-country based benchmark administrators that want their benchmarks to be used in the UK.
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  • 22/03/2019

    EC: Article 50 meeting – 21 March 2019

    EC: Article 50 meeting – 21 March 2019
    News Date:
    22/03/2019
    News Text:
    The text of the EC's conclusions following its meeting of 21 March 2019 appears in the first link below. Remarks by Donald Tusk are published in the second link.
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  • 22/03/2019

    PMO: Statement by Theresa May

    PMO: Statement by Theresa May
    News Date:
    22/03/2019
    News Text:
    Text of Theresa May's statement of 21 March 2019 following the Article 50 meeting follows.
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  • 22/03/2019

    FCA: "Dear CEO" letter: Managing the risks of defined benefits to defined contribution transfers

    FCA: "Dear CEO" letter: Managing the risks of defined benefits to defined contribution transfers
    News Date:
    22/03/2019
    News Text:
    FCA has completed its review of pension product providers. In this letter it sets out what firms need to consider when designing, marketing and providing pension products. Specific areas covered include: product design; information for distributors; MI; remuneration structures; governance and risk management and documentation/...
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  • 22/03/2019

    EC/HMG: Article 50 decision

    EC/HMG: Article 50 decision
    News Date:
    22/03/2019
    News Text:
    On 22 March 2019, the Council adopted this decision under Article 50. Remarks by Donald Tusk are published in the second link and the UK Government's response is published in the third link.
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