On 24 July 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) published for comment a preliminary version of its guidance setting out how it intends to advance its prescribed operational objectives which relate to market integrity, the protection of consumers and the promotion of effective competition

Comments are requested by 27 September 2013. Final guidance is expected in the early part of 2014.

FCA publication: ‘The FCA’s Approach to Advancing its Objectives’ available at: http://www.fca.org.uk/static/documents/fca-approach-advancing-objectives.pdf