On December 8, 2015, HM Treasury published a consultation on the implementation of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation. The CSDR introduces common standards for settlements across the EU, such as the harmonization of the rules governing central securities depositories which operate the infrastructures enabling  settlement, and the timing of securities settlement in the EU. The consultation seeks views on proposed changes to domestic legislation so that provisions of domestic law which overlap with the CSDR are disapplied and changes and enforcement powers are provided for. The CSDR will apply directly across the EU from January 1, 2023 to transferable securities issued after that date and from January 1, 2025 to all transferable securities. Certain provisions will only apply from the date of entry into force of any delegated acts adopted by the Commission under the CSDR.

The consultation is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-implementation-of-the-central-securities-depositories-regulation-csdr/consultation-on-implementing-csdr.