Following its consultation of April 2008, the PPF has issued a further consultation in which it confirms the method it is intending to use to equalise GMPs and considers implementation issues. The PPF has clarified that the method it has chosen only applies to schemes in a PPF assessment period and those qualifying for compensation from the Financial Assistance Scheme. Schemes are not expected to follow the method for the purposes of a section 179 valuation (although the PPF intends to keep this under review) nor, the PPF has made it clear, is the method chosen intended to be a template for how to equalise schemes outside FAS and the PPF.