In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we continue to review our work plans to delay or postpone activity that is not critical to protecting consumers and market integrity in the short term. Some workstreams are being stopped to enable us to focus on critical work.
Delaying or postponing certain activities also allows firms to focus on supporting their customers during this period.
We are continuing with a number of regulatory changes, particularly those that support consumers, or where major long-term programmes would be disrupted.
We will continue to update this page when relevant. Our Regulatory Initiatives Grid also sets out the FCA’s planned activities.
Delayed calls for input
|Delayed calls for input||Date CFI closes|
|Accessing and using wholesale data||7 January 2021|
Delays to publications and other activity
|Other delayed publications||Publishing date|
|Consultation Paper: Mortgage switching||TBC|
|Consultation Paper: Our approach to market integrity and wholesale markets||TBC|
|Consultation Paper: Aligning our guidance on selective disclosures with case law||TBC|
|Consult following Duty of Care Feedback Statement||Q1 2021|
|Consultation Paper: Effective competition in non-workplace pensions||H1 2021|
|Consultation Paper: Investment platforms exit fees remedy||Stopped|
|Consultation Paper: Removing the minimum repayment amount from the manual repayment screen of credit card, store card and catalogue credit customers||TBC|
|Market Study: Credit information (interim report)||2021|
|Multi Firm Review: Operational change management||TBC|
|Multi Firm Review: Wholesale Broker Remuneration||On hold, resumption TBD|
|Value Measures Pilot: General Insurance||H2 2020|
|Directory of certified persons (due to be published on the Financial Services Register)||H2 2020|
|FCA and Practitioner Panel Survey||TBC|
|Assessing Suitability Review 2||On hold, resumption TBD|
Delayed implementation of rules
|Delayed rules||Implementation date|
|Policy Statement: Prohibiting the sale to retail clients of investment products that reference cryptoassets||H1 2021|
|Policy Statement 19/21: Retirement Outcomes Review: feedback on CP19/5 and our final rules and guidance||1 February 2021|
|Policy Statement 19/29: Making transfers simpler – feedback to CP19/12 and final rules||1 February 2021|
|Policy Statement: Introducing a Single Easy Access Rate for Cash Savings||Stopped|
|Policy Statement 20/03: Signposting to travel insurance for consumers with medical conditions||TBC|