UK to encourage Crown Dependencies to introduce public registers voluntarily

Pedro Gonçalves
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The UK government  has told Westminster it  will "encourage" the Crown Dependencies to voluntarily introduce new financial transparency rules as it recognises the islands' "self-governing" status. Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford said in parliament that the UK must respect the fact that the Crown Dependencies are not part of the UK.  "They are self-governing dependencies of the Crown with their own legislative assemblies, administrative, fiscal and legal systems and courts of law." Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man have confirmed they will develop public registers...

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