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Claim IoM "among global leaders" in transparency

Crown Dependency leaders meet with UK parliamentarians

The leaders of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man say they have taken "a proactive step to ensure the Crown Dependencies remain among global leaders in matters of transparency and financial services regulation."

Representatives met with UK parliamentarians in London yesterday (Wed 19), to discuss a commitment made by the islands to begin adopting public registers of beneficial ownership.

A joint statement said: "we had frank and constructive discussions about the implementation of the commitment and the indicative timetable we have outlined."

The Manx government says the move "has been welcomed across the UK political spectrum."

Howard Quayle, Deputy Gavin St Pier (Guernsey's Chief Minister) and Senator Ian Gorst (Jersey's Minister for External Relations) met with:

Anneliese Dodds MP, Oxford East (Labour)
Bob Neill MP, Bromley and Chislehurst (Conservative)
Ian Blackford MP, Ross, Skye and Lochaber (SNP)
Sammy Wilson MP, East Antrim (DUP)
Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Barking (Labour)
Andrew Mitchell MP, Sutton Coldfield (Conservative)

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