On January 30, 2015, the PRA published a consultation paper proposing transitional provisions and new rules to the PRA Rulebook, and amendments to the PRA Handbook arising out of rules previously proposed in the Depositor Protection and Policyholder Protection consultation papers published by the PRA in October 2014. The measures proposed under the consultations aim to minimize any possible adverse impact that could be caused to UK financial stability through the failure of a PRA-deposit taker, dormant account fund operator or PRA-authorized insurer. It also aims to ensure an effective compensation system to eligible depositors, dormant account holders and policyholders. The consultation includes new rules on compensation arrangements related to dormant account protection as well as a statement of policy on the PRA's expectations of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme when dealing with dormant accounts. The consultation period ends on February 27, 2015.

The consultation paper is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/publications/cp/2015/cp415.pdf.