FCA and PRA Publish Respective Approaches to Regulatory Failure

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On April 19, the FCA and PRA (who together have taken over the powers of the FSA) published their respective approaches to investigating and reporting on regulatory failure, as required under the Financial Services Act 2012 (FS Act).

Part 5 of the FS Act outlines the tests for determining when each regulator must carry out an investigation into possible regulatory failure and provide reports of its findings and recommendations to HM Treasury. The tests are different for each regulator and will relate to their respective statutory objectives. The FCA and PRA statements of policy satisfy the FS Act which requires each regulator to explain how it will meet its statutory requirement to investigate possible occurrences of regulatory failure and to produce a report. PRA Approach. FCA Approach.