From 24 September to 22 October, FCA made changes to the following Handbook instruments:

  • Accountability and Whistleblowing Instrument 2015 (see FReD 9 October);
  • Handbook Administration (No 39) Instrument 2015, which makes minor amendments to many of the Handbook modules as well as the Perimeter Guidance manual. This instrument comes into force on 1 November 2015 except:
    • certain changes to the Mortgages and Home Finance: Conduct of Business sourcebook (MCOB) comes into force on 23 October 2015;
    • various changes to the Glossary, Statements of Principle and Code of Conduct for Approved Persons (APER), Code of Conduct sourcebook (COCON), Client Assets sourcebook (CASS) and Supervision manual (SUP) come into force on 7 March 2016 in conjunction with the Senior Manager Regime;
    • changes to the Prudential sourcebook for Mortgage and Home Finance Firms, and Insurance Intermediaries (MIPRU) and certain changes to MCOB come into force on 21 March 2016; and
    • changes to the Consumer Credit sourcebook (CONC) come into force on 1 April 2016;
  • Corporate Governance Code and Miscellaneous Amendments Instrument 2015. This instrument amends five modules of the Handbook. The majority of this instrument came into force on 23 October, except some changes to the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules sourcebook (DTR), which come into force on 1 December;
  • Fees (Payment Systems Regulator) (Indirect Billing) Instrument 2015, which came into force on 27 October to allow FCA to implement “indirect billing” for PSR regulatory fees; and
  • Reporting Requirements: Compliance Reports (Amendment) Instrument 2015, which came into force on 23 October to amend the SUP.

(Source: FCA Handbook Notice 26)