Action list: Conduct rules
It is proposed that the Conduct Rules which have been introduced for banks will be extended to all FCA solo-regulated firms. With the final rules expected in Summer 2018, we expect a phased implementation from late 2018.
This document summarises the steps which in-scope firms are likely to need to take in order to comply with the regime. To promote internal discussion and planning around these changes, this document summarises some of the steps which we anticipate will be required in relation to the Conduct Rules.
Implementation of Conduct Rules action points:
- Identify which categories of staff are covered (and who is excluded).
- Categorise employees by groups depending on their function such that training can be tailored appropriately.
- Identify training provider and design tailored training for staff.
- Implement training.
- Establish systems for reporting disciplinary action resulting from breaches of conduct rules.
Extension of SMR: Conduct rules (pdf)
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SMCR - Extension toolkit
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