Making sense of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) »
Resources to help you make sense of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
PRA consultation on diversity »
The PRA has proposed that all Solvency II firms should produce a diversity policy, to improve decision-making at board level, and wants comments by 22 Sep 2017.
SMCR resource hub »
A page of materials to make sense of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) that will soon underpin the regulation of important staff within all financial services firms.
General Election June 2017: the aftermath »
Short paper outlining how the outcome of the General Election is
likely to impact on the Government's forthcoming legislative
SMCR Update, Analysis & Implications »
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) which has
caught senior executives and important functions in deposit-taking
institutions since 2016 will extend to all financial services firms
FCA consultation CP17/7 on the transposition of the European Insurance Distribution Directive »
The Chartered Insurance Institute welcomes the transposition of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), and looks forward to working with the FCA and Treasury in its implementation. We have been actively involved in discussions leading to the current professionalism provisions within the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) since before the European Commission first consulted on a possible proposal for a re-cast Insurance Mediation Directive in 2011.
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) »
Briefing summarising the FCA implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive including professionalism requirements.
Pensions independent governance committees: perceptions of value »
Summary of extensive research into the new Independent
Governance Committees set up by defined-contribution pension
FCA Business Plan 2017-18, Risk Outlook and Future Mission »
The FCA Business Plan sets out potential risks and priorities
for the year. Technology figures strongly on the regulator's list
of areas to watch for.
Will planning in the era of the residence nil rate band »
As surely everybody knows by now, for deaths occurring after 5
April 2017 an additional IHT allowance is available in respect of a
residence which the testator owns or has owned in the past. This is
called the "residence nil rate band" (RNRB) and is given by an
increase in the standard nil rate band available to the individual.
Although the RNRB has also been referred to as the "main" residence
nil rate band, this is incorrect. For a property to qualify under
the RNRB legislation, it is sufficient for the property to have
been a residence (i.e. not necessarily a main residence) of the
deceased at some point.