The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK recently published the minutes of its June Board meeting.  This reflects its discussions on a proposed response to a Treasury Select Committee (TSC) report, which had criticised a FCA press briefing regarding launch of a thematic review on fair treatment of long-standing customers in the life insurance sector.  The minutes record that the Board of the FCA (a) agreed to external review of the Board every two years, (b) requested that the description of 'information classification system' in the FCA staff handbook be clarified, (c) agreed that the 'core principles of responsibilities' maps should apply to FCA senior managers and that it will publish the maps that should apply to FCA senior managers.