Policy development update

The policy development update provides information on our recent and upcoming publications. We update this page on the first Friday of each month – this version is current as of 2 December 2016.

Publications issued

The following publications were issued recently:

Upcoming publications

The list below is arranged under the blocks of our Handbook where the policy is likely to be given effect. For an explanation of the blocks see our Handbook Reader's Guide. While we aim to ensure it is accurate, the entries and dates do not represent firm commitments by us. 

Some items in quarterly consultation papers may have a shorter or longer consultation period than the consultation period stated in this update.

High level standards

Future publications

Intended audience

Module

Expected date

Consultation period

Expected feedback date

FSCS funding review – CP

  • firms

COMP, FEES

December 2016

3 months

Summer 2017

FCA Regulated fees and levies: Insurers tariff data for 2017/18 – PS to CP16/23

  • insurers
GLOSS, FEES December 2016 N/A N/A
FCA regulated fees and levies: rates proposals 2017/18
  • Fee-payers paying FCA fees, Financial Ombudsman Service, Money Advice Service and Pensions guidance levies
GLOSS, FEES March 2017 2 months June 2017

Business standards

Future publications

Intended audience

Module

Expected date

Consultation period

Expected feedback date

Redress methodology for pension transfers – CP

  • firms handling pension transfer complaints

TBC

Autumn 2016

3 months

Spring 2017

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II implementation – CP4

  • firms

DEPP, EG, COBS, PERG

Late 2016/early 2017

TBC

TBC

Implementation of the Benchmarks Regulation – CP

  • benchmark administrators
  • benchmark contributors
  • banks
  • firms

MAR, TBC

February 2017

3 months

TBC

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II implementation – Consultation Paper I, PS to CP15/43

  • firms

GLOSS, PRIN, GEN, MAR, SUP, REC

2017 H1

N/A

N/A

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II implementation – Consultation Paper II, PS to CP16/19

  • firms

CASS, SUP, GEN, DISP, MAR, SYSC, PRU

2017 H1

N/A

N/A

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II implementation – Consultation Paper III, PS to CP16/29

  • firms

GLOSS, SYSC, APER, FIT, TC, GEN, IPRU(INV) COBS, ICOBS, CASS, SUP, DEPP, CONC

2017 H1

N/A

N/A

Regulatory processes

Future publications

Intended audience

Module

Expected date

Consultation period

Expected feedback date

Updating and clarifying consumer credit reporting provisions – CP

  • consumer credit firms

SUP

TBC 2016

3 months

TBC

Specialist sourcebooks

Future publications

Intended audience

Module

Expected date

Consultation period

Expected feedback date

Creditworthiness assessments in consumer credit – CP

  • consumer credit firms
  • consumer organisations
  • trade bodies

CONC

Q1 2017

3 months

TBC

Other

Publication

Chapter

Modules

Expected date of feedback

CP16/21 Quarterly Consultation No. 14 (September 2016)

2: Change to APR assumptions for consumer credit

CONC

December 2016

CP16/21 Quarterly Consultation No. 14 (September 2016)

3: Minor changes to our equity release rules

GLOSS, MCOB, SUP

January or February 2016

CP16/21 Quarterly Consultation No. 14 (September 2016)

4: Consequential amendments to Short Form A

SUP

December 2016

CP16/21 Quarterly Consultation No. 14 (September 2016)

5: Changes to IFPRU 11 to clarify requirements arising from the RRD

IFPRU

December 2016

CP16/21 Quarterly Consultation No. 14 (September 2016)

6: Mutuals' deferred shares

GLOSS, COBS

TBC

CP16/17 Quarterly Consultation No. 13 (July 2016)

2: The Insurance Act 2015

COBS, ICOBS

TBC

CP16/17 Quarterly Consultation No. 13 (July 2016)

7: Distribution and promotion of credit union deferred shares and subordinated debt

GLOSS, COBS, SUP, CREDS

TBC

CP16/17 Quarterly Consultation No. 13 (July 2016)

8: A new 'pooled investment vehicle' definition for the marketing restriction rules on NMPIs

GLOSS

TBC

CP16/17 Quarterly Consultation No. 13 (July 2016)

10: Transparency reporting requirements for AIFMs

FUND

TBC

CP16/8 Quarterly Consultation No. 12 (March 2016)

3: Changes to requirements in the Listing Rules, Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules, and Prospectus Rules, and Glossary

GLOSS, LR, PR, DTR

TBC

* Feedback to QCP consultations will publish in the Handbook Notice.

Other publications

Consumer publications

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Contacts

Send comments or questions about this update and forthcoming publications to:

Telephone: 020 7066 0334

Email: handbookproduction@fca.org.uk