Following its consultation in January of this year, the Financial Services Authority (‘FSA’) has proposed a number of further changes to the Listing Rules with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime. Among other things, the proposals seek to strengthen the corporate governance requirements for companies with a dominant shareholder, while others address the question of the free float provisions. Comments are requested by 2 January 2013.

FSA Consultation Paper: ‘Enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime’: CP12/25 available at:

http://www.fsa.gov.uk/static/pubs/cp/cp12-25.pdf