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OTs Expected To Have Public Registers By 2023

OTs Expected To Have Public Registers By 2023

The United Kingdom “will prepare draft legislation by the end of 2020, with all Overseas Territories expected to have fully functioning public registers by the end of 2023.” This was stated by Minister of State Sir Alan Duncan in response to a question from Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who was one of the key MPs in bringing forth the amendment... Read more of this article

Lord Ahmad On Territories Meeting In UK

Lord Ahmad On Territories Meeting In UK

“We continued our dialogue on the implications for the Overseas Territories of the UK’s departure from the EU” and “highlighted the importance of continued engagement with the EU Commission and underlined that the delivery of legislation is of paramount importance.” This was stated by British Minister of State Lord Ahmad of... Read more of this article

Theresa May Facing No Confidence Vote Today

Theresa May Facing No Confidence Vote Today

[Updated] United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no confidence vote by Conservative MPs today [Dec 12] after 48 Conservative MPs wrote letters expressing no confidence in her leadership. The BBC reported, “UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday. “Speaking outside... Read more of this article

Premier Updates On Meetings In UK & Europe

Premier Updates On Meetings In UK & Europe

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 7], Premier David Burt provided an update on his meetings in the UK and Europe. The Premier said that the “development of business opportunities for Bermuda in London was the focus of the first 3 days of my trip,” and he also had the “opportunity to host two networking receptions for Bermudians... Read more of this article

ASW Law Hold ‘Lunch-N-Learn’ Seminar In UK

ASW Law Hold ‘Lunch-N-Learn’ Seminar In UK

On November 29th, local Bermuda law firm, ASW Law Limited [ASW], hosted a ‘Lunch-n-Learn’ seminar at the Government of Bermuda London Office for Bermudian students studying in the United Kingdom. Students joined the ASW team for a presentation and open discussion, which included an introduction to ASW and the practice of corporate law in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] With our Premier in London meeting with the UK Overseas Territories Association, this may be an appropriate moment to reflect on Bermuda’s current relationship with the UK. There are times when Bermuda’s Premier [or Finance Minister] needs to politely disagree with our UK counterparts – to ensure... Read more of this article

Premier Attends OT Association Meeting In UK

Premier Attends OT Association Meeting In UK

Yesterday Premier David Burt and Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown joined with members of the UK Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA] at a Political Council Meeting in London, as they discussed ”key issues impacting the United Kingdom’s overseas territories.” Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “I joined... Read more of this article

Minister Dickinson’s Trip To UK Cost $7,788.96

Minister Dickinson’s Trip To UK Cost $7,788.96

A trip in November 2018 by Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson to attend the Vista Tech Teach-In International Conference in the UK cost $7,788.96, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from November 4, 2018 – November 7, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Finance... Read more of this article

Bermudians In UK Invited To Event On Dec 2nd

Bermudians In UK Invited To Event On Dec 2nd

The Government is encouraging Bermudians who are studying and living in the UK to attend a networking reception being hosted in Nottingham on Sunday [Dec 2] between 3.00pm to 5.30pm. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is encouraging Bermudians studying and living in the UK to attend a networking reception being hosted in Nottingham... Read more of this article

200 People Attend Bermuda Forum In London

200 People Attend Bermuda Forum In London

Bermuda’s business bonds with London and potential future synergies through fintech and emerging technologies were key themes of a multi-industry forum in London today. Close to 200 industry professionals from a range of business sectors—from shipping to insurtech—attended the Bermuda Executive Forum held at ME London by the Bermuda Business Development... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Host A Second UK Reception

Premier Burt To Host A Second UK Reception

Premier David Burt will host two receptions for Bermudians studying and living in the UK. The first, as previously announced, will be held Monday 26th November 2018 between 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Clubhouse, 8 St James’s Square SW1Y 4JU. The second will take place in the North of the United Kingdom on Sunday 2nd December 2018 between 3:00 pm –... Read more of this article

Oxfam GB Calls For ‘Global Minimum Tax Rate’

Oxfam GB Calls For ‘Global Minimum Tax Rate’

Oxfam — which describes itself as an international confederation working to fight poverty and injustice — has called for the United Kingdom Government to “work with” the Overseas Territories by “implementing a global minimum effective tax rate.” This came as Oxfam GB submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

BVI: UK Govt Should Do Constitutional Review

BVI: UK Govt Should Do Constitutional Review

“Given the seriousness of recent decisions by the UK Parliament in relation to the OTs, the UK Government should undertake a constitutional review of the relationship between the OTs and the UK with a view to placing the relationship on a more modern and progressive constitutional footing,” the British Virgin Islands Government said. This... Read more of this article