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  • Post-Brexit UK Law to Exclude EU Laws on the European Supervisory Authorities
    10/09/2018
    HM Treasury has published guidance stating that the laws establishing the three European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board will be revoked in their entirety once the U.K. has left the EU. The ESAs are the European Securities and Markets Authority, the European Banking Authority and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. These ESAs and the ESRB are part of the EU framework for supervision and regulation of the EU financial services sector. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 automatically incorporates such EU legislation into U.K. laws when the U.K. leaves the EU.

    At the point of Brexit, the ESAs and the ESRB will no longer perform functions in relation to the U.K. and the EU legislation that established them will be inoperable in U.K. laws. HM Treasury intends to use a statutory instrument to revoke those laws in their entirety so that they do not become applicable on Brexit. Where other EU legislation automatically incorporated into U.K. law refers to the ESAs or ESRB, statutory instruments will either amend the law or revoke it, as appropriate.

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