The Queen’s Speech was made to both Houses of Parliament this week, setting out the government's legislative priorities for the 2016-17 parliamentary session. From a financial services  perspective, measures announced include the following bills: (i) a Better Markets Bill, the purpose of which is to open up markets, boost competition, give consumers more power and choice and make economic regulators work better; and (ii) a Criminal Finances Bill, which is intended to deal with those issues referred to by David Cameron at the anti-corruption summit last week, namely legislation to tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.