The latest edition of FCA’s Policy Development Update provides information and links to publications issued since the last edition, recent Handbook developments and an updated timetable for forthcoming publications. Publications expected before the end of April include:

  • consultation on proposed rates for regulatory fees and levies in 2016/17;
  • policy statement on the FSCS management expenses levy limit for 2016/17;
  • policy statement making consequential Handbook changes for non-Directive firms;
  • policy statement on the future regulatory treatment of Consumer Credit Act 1974 regulated first charge mortgages;
  • consultation on the secondary annuity market;
  • policy proposals and Handbook changes related to the implementation of EU MAR;
  • policy on proposed changes to FCA rules and guidance on pensions;
  • policy statement on proposed changes to the FSCS Compensation sourcebook; and
  • policy statement on proposals in response to the CMA’s recommendations on high-cost short-term credit.

The next MiFID 2 consultation is scheduled for “mid-2016”. (Source: Policy Development Update 31)