Sarbox protections due in Queen’s Speech

Details of a plan to protect the UK from Sarbanes-Oxley
are set to be unveiled this week in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.

The Clearing House and Banking Bill – which should be in force within a year
– is designed to overcome fears that a London Stock
takeover by a US exchange could allow stringent US regulation to be
enforced in the UK, the Financial Times reported.

The bill, consisting of 12 clauses, is said to be politically
Economic secretary Ed Balls said it was government’s
‘agreed and clear intention’ to get the legislation on to the statute books as
quickly as possible.

Further reading:

Laws blocking Sarbox from LSE on their way

Watchdog says LSE safe

Ed Balls wants to keep AIM’s light touch

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