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    PSD3 – key developments

    Further to the launch of the European Commission's (Commission) Digital Finance Strategy and Retail Payments Strategy in September 2020, the Commission recently opened three consultations to progress these strategies and in particular to progress its review of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and its work on open finance:

    Financial Regulation
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    High Potential Individual visa: If your name’s on the list you can come in

    In reshaping the UK immigration system, the government consistently referenced a desire to attract the 'best and brightest' migrant talent to benefit the UK workforce.

    Belfast
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    Northern Ireland employment focus on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

    In this video Gareth Walls, Partner and Head of ALG's Belfast Employment & Incentives team discusses the importance of ESG for businesses and what employers and employees need to be aware of.

    ESG & Sustainability
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    European Commission issues REPowerEU Plan

    The REPowerEU Plan (the Plan) was issued by the European Commission on 18 May 2022. The Plan responds to the disruption in the global energy market caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, by seeking to rapidly reduce the EU's dependence on Russian fossil fuels and speeding up the oncoming green transition.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Gender pay gap reporting: The devil is in the detail

    On 3 June 2022, the long-awaited gender pay gap reporting regulations were published.

    Employment
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    The Climate Change Act in Northern Ireland

    The new Climate Change Act will commit Northern Ireland to a target of 80% renewable electricity by 2030 and carbon net zero by 2050.

    Climate Action
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds May 2022

    In domestic news, the CBI issued a notice of intention on UCITS side-pocket arrangements. ESMA's public statement on the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on investment fund portfolios is also relevant in this context.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance May 2022

    In domestic news, the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 was scheduled for report and final stages in the Dáil. The CBI published updated Q&A on the Insurance Regulations 2022 and the Department of Finance published its feedback statement on its Public Consultation on the Development of a National Resolution Framework for (re)Insurers.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral May 2022

    In domestic news, on 16 May 2022, the CBI published the addendum to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 (CPC). The addendum extends the scope of the CPC to include providers of hire purchase, consumer hire and/or buy-now-pay-later agreements (the regulated entities).

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms May 2022

    In domestic news, on 16 May 2022, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) updated its website on the requirements and guidance for MiFID investment firms (the firms).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking May 2022

    In domestic news, on 17 May 2022, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) met with the CEOs of the five main retail banks in Ireland to discuss the large scale migration of customer bank accounts, and the actions necessary to ensure this activity happens in line with customer needs and expectations.

    Finance
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    McEntee Plan on Civil Justice Efficiencies and Reform Measures

    In 2020, the Administration of Civil Justice Review Group's Report made recommendations to Government underlining the need for significant changes to the administration of justice in Ireland through the operation of the civil Courts.

    Disputes