The crown dependencies of the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey have put on hold their plans to open up their beneficial ownership registries to the public.

The three territories, that are not part of the UK but are self-governing possessions of the British Crown, had pledged in 2019 to reduce company secrecy and shed their reputation in some quarters for providing anonymity to the real people behind anonymously-owned companies incorporated in these tax havens.

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