In December, we reported on the FCA's proposals to amend the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook to require issuers to use a unique legal entity identifier (LEI) and classify regulated information according to prescribed categories when filing regulated information with the FCA. This is so the FCA can in turn comply with its obligations under a Technical Standard of the Transparency Directive concerning the European electronic access point. Click here to see the article. In Handbook Notice No. 42, the FCA has confirmed that the changes are being implemented as proposed with only minor alterations. The new rules come into effect on 1 October 2017. Issuers will not need an LEI to file regulated information before this date. To see Handbook Notice 42 in full, click here.