On 12 November 2015, Solvency II Implementing Regulations recently adopted by the European Commission were published in the Official Journal of the EU.  These set out implementing technical standards on matters including (a) procedures for decisions to set, calculate and remove capital add-ons, (b) procedures and templates for the submission of information to the group supervisor and (c) procedures for assessing external credit assessments. The Regulations will enter into force on 02 December 2015.