The FCA has published anticipated key dates for MiFID II as follows: (i) the European Commission is expected to publish the delegated acts required by MiFID II by November/December 2015; and (ii) the FCA intends to start making new application forms available in early 2016 for those firms that will need to apply for authorisation or vary their existing authorisation under MiFID II. The FCA will start accepting draft applications from April 2016 and it is anticipated that firms will be able to submit final applications from July 2016. Firms are advised to look out for details on the FCA's website.