Treasury brings into force Banking Reform Act powers: Certain competition powers in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Banking Reform Act) come into effect on 1 November. The sections coming into force include those relating to the competition functions of the Payment Services Regulator. (Source: Banking Reform Act Commencement Order No 6)

Protected disclosure regime extended: From 1 October, disclosures about certain matters by employees to FCA will be protected by the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996. (Source:Protected Disclosure Regime Extended)