20 EU states dragging their feet on beneficial owner lists
One year after the deadline, most European Union member states have failed to implement Brussel’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering directive.
British Overseas Territories in London to fight public register
Tense talks are being held this week in London as leaders of British Overseas Territories (BOTs) try to persuade the UK Government to reverse its decision to impose public registers of beneficial ownership.
Isle of Man ready to fight UK Govt over public register
The Isle of Man was ready to “vigorously challenge” the UK Government if it imposed a public register of beneficial owners on the crown dependency, its chief minister Howard Quayle has revealed.
Will public registers work without international consensus?
The UK has imposed public company registers on its overseas territories to create transparency and prevent “financial skulduggery”, but an international tax expert says, if people want privacy, they will just move to jurisdictions that still offers it.
Last-minute lobbying saved crown dependencies from register
It has been revealed that crown dependency representatives flew to London to meet with UK Government officials in a last ditch effort to have an amendment withdrawn that would have imposed public ownership registers on the jurisdictions.