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Financial Policy Committee

See You In Court! – February 2017

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

This budget season has been the worst in memory for the Nutmeg Board of Education. Next year will be the second year of a three-year contract with the Nutmeg Union of Teachers (NUTS), and that contract includes a salary...more

UK Financial Policy Committee Maintains Countercyclical Buffer Rate

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England released a statement following its meeting on September 20, 2016....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #8

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OFSI publishes updated Financial Sanctions Guidance - OFSI has published an updated version of Treasury’s Financial Sanctions Guidance. It provides a guide to the approach OFSI will take when issuing licences and...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #3

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FCA considers competition powers - FCA Director of Competition, Deb Jones, spoke on FCA’s use of its competition powers. She looked at the problems faced when promoting competition without a “race to the bottom”...more

UK Countercyclical Buffer Rate Increased from 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England published a Statement from its policy meeting on March 23, 2016. The Statement summarizes the conclusions reached by the FPC. The FPC has decided to increase the UK...more

BoE publishes FPC minutes

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BoE has published the results of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) meeting at the end of November. FPC made no new recommendations and kept the countercyclical capital buffer rate for UK exposures set at 0%. ...more

Treasury introduces BoE Bill

by Dentons on

Treasury has published the responses to the Government’s technical consultation on proposed changes to the governance of BoE (see FReD 24 July). It also introduced the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill (the BoE...more

BoE publishes FPC minutes

by Dentons on

BoE has published the results of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) meeting at the end of September. At the meeting FPC discussed the macroeconomic and financial environment, the resilience of the financial system and the...more

FPC assesses financial stability outlook

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BoE’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has assessed the outlook for financial stability. Overall, the FPC judges that the outlook remains challenging and is maintaining the countercyclical capital buffer (CCB) rate for UK...more

UK PRA and FCA Publish Final Policy on Implementing the FPC’s LTI Ratios

On October 1, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued PS9/14 and the FCA published FG14/8 setting out their final policies on implementing the Financial Policy Committee’s (FPC) recommendation on loan to income (LTI)...more

Preparing for UK Regulatory Change: An Overview of the New Framework

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, all of the major political parties in the UK proposed significant change to the system of financial regulation. On election in 2010, the coalition government set out its belief...more

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