On May 27, 2015, the PRA published a policy statement on ring-fencing rules concerning legal structure, governance and continuity of services and facilities. The policy statement applies to banks that are required to ring-fence their core activities, banking groups with core deposits exceeding £25 billion and financial and other institutions who deal with ring-fenced bodies. The document sets out the new rules and the new “Ring-Fenced Bodies” Part to the PRA Rulebook, all in near-final versions. A second consultation paper on ring-fencing will be published later in 2015. Final versions of all the rules and supervisory statements relating to ring-fencing will be published in the first half of 2016.

The policy statement is available at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Documents/publications/ps/2015/ps1015.pdf