Treasury revised the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) Order to add a provision stating that a person carrying on the activity of entering into a regulated sale and rent back agreement will be regarded as doing so by way of business unless the parties to the agreement are family members. This provision will cease to have effect at the end of 2014 and Treasury must report by the end of 2012 on whether this provision is useful. The Order took effect on 15 September. (Source: Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2011)