Brexit update

We have, in January 2020, made the following instruments in connection with the agreed transition period:

  1. Exiting the European Union: Deferral of Commencement and Miscellaneous Fees Instrument 2020
  2. Exiting the European Union: Implementation Period Guidance Instrument 2020

These instruments have not been consulted on. For further detail about the changes they make to the Handbook please see ourĀ  Handbook Notice 73.

We have also published updates to our guidance on EU non-legislative materials, non-Handbook material and forms. The changes make it clear that firms should not refer to the guidance during a transition period. The guidance documents can be found on the following FCA webpages:

Our approach to EU non-legislative materials
Our approach to non-handbook guidance
Guide to completing our forms after Brexit

Our final Handbook and Binding Technical Standards (BTS) instruments made in March and April 2019 are still available in PDF format here.

We are currently unable to publish the changes made by our Handbook and BTS instruments into the online Handbook but we will publish another update when we go live with these.