Weekly highlights—16 November 2017

Weekly highlights—16 November 2017

Welcome to the weekly Financial Services highlights from the Financial Services team for the week ending 16 November 2017.


Brexit: Parliament to get vote on new Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill

The government confirmed that Parliament will get to vote on the final deal put in place for Brexit before the UK leaves the EU. Speaking to MPs, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis outlined plans for a Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill which is expected to cover issues including an agreement on citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and any implementation period agreed during the negotiations. Mr Davis said the Bill means the ‘major polices will be directly implemented into domestic law by primary legislation—not by secondary legislation under the EU (Withdrawal) Bill’—to allow for Parliamentary scrutiny and oversight.

David Davis sets the scene for financial services post-Brexit

At a speech given at UBS, the secretary of state for exiting the European Union, David Davis, provided some insights into what the UK government is doing in its Brexit negotiations to maintain the City of London's position as the world's leading financial centre. He maintains that it is in the interests of both the UK and the EU to do so.

Industry experts give evidence to Parliament committee on Brexit and financial services

The House of Lords EU Financial Affairs sub-committee continued its inquiry into financial regulation and supervision post-Brexit by taking oral evidence from representative of the banking, insurance and FinTech industries.

EU publishes FAQs on relocating EMA and EBA after Brexit

The Council of the EU published a list of FAQs relating to the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

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Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2016 as a paralegal, Lauren was an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. There she resolved consumers’ complaints, and gained knowledge about a wide variety of financial products. Before this she studied Law at Nottingham Trent University.