The FSA has published Handbook Notice 104 setting out amendments to the Handbook made by the FSA Board on 13 October and 10 November 2010. The notice details six new instruments:

  • Financial Awareness Objective (Financial Services Act 2010) Instrument 2010 (FSA 2010/53) regarding the removal of the FSA's public awareness objective (comes into force on 11 November 2010).
  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme (Deposit Tariff Base Amendment) Instrument 2010 (FSA 2010/54) regarding changes to the tariff base for deposit takers (takes effect on 31 December 2010).
  • Conduct of Business Sourcebook (Recording of Telephone Conversations and Electronic Communications) (No 2) Instrument 2010(FSA 2010/56) regarding the removal of the mobile phone exemption (comes into force on 14 November 2011).
  • Conduct of Business Sourcebook (Stewardship Code) Instrument 2010 (FSA 2010/57) which requires firms managing investments on behalf of professional clients to disclose the nature of their commitment to the Stewardship Code (comes into force on 6 December 2010).
  • Conduct of Business Sourcebook (Abolition of Contracting out for Defined Contribution Schemes) Instrument 2010 (FSA 2010/58) which clarifies that comparisons given to clients considering contracting out of the state second pension (S2P) should only reflect the period up to 5 April 2012 and that the date that contracting out of the S2P will be abolished (comes into force on 24 November 2010).
  • Client Assets Sourcebook (Title Transfer) (Amendment) Instrument 2010 (FSA 2010/59) which limits the application of title transfer collateral arrangements (comes into force on 1 December 2010).