On August 3, 2015, the PRA published a Policy Statement which sets out further rules that have been migrated from the joint FCA/PRA Handbook to the PRA’s Rulebook. The PRA began reshaping the materials inherited from the Financial Services Authority to create a Rulebook which contains PRA rules only and follows the split of the FSA into the PRA and the FCA. The Policy Statement includes rules on passporting, regulatory reporting and reverse stress testing and final Supervisory Statements on: (i) the aggregation of holdings for the purpose of the prudential assessment of controllers; (ii) the internal capital adequacy assessment process or ICAAP and the supervisory review and evaluation process or SREP; (iii) guidelines for completing regulatory reports (entering into force on 1 January 2016); and (iv) internal governance. The Supervisory Statements set out the PRA’s expectations of firms in the relevant areas. The PRA has postponed publishing a Rulebook part and a related Supervisory Statement for internal governance of third-country branches because of the impact that the final rules under the Senior Managers Regime for third-country branches will have on those rules and its Supervisory Statement. The PRA intends to launch its online Rulebook before the end of 2015.
The Policy Statement is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/publications/ps/2015/ps1915.pdf.