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[F1Directions relating to consolidated supervisionE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Pt. 1A substituted for Pt. 1 (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 19.2.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 6(1), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c)(2), Sch. Pts. 2, 3, 4; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

3MDirections relating to consolidated supervision of groupsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies where one of the regulators (“the supervising regulator”), but not the other, is the competent authority for the purpose of consolidated supervision that is required in relation to some or all of the members of a group (“the relevant group”) in pursuance of any of the relevant directives.

(2)Consolidated supervision” includes supplementary supervision.

(3)The “relevant directives” are—

(a)the banking consolidation directive;

(b)Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the supplementary supervision of credit institutions, insurance undertakings and investment firms in a financial conglomerate;

(c)Directive 2006/49/EC on the capital adequacy of investment firms and credit institutions;

(d)Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 November 2009 on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II).

(4)The supervising regulator may, if it considers it necessary to do so for the effective consolidated supervision of the relevant group, give the other regulator a direction under this section.

(5)A direction under this section is a direction requiring the other regulator to exercise, or not to exercise, a relevant function in a specified manner in relation to authorised persons who are members of the relevant group.

(6)The direction may relate to members of the relevant group other than the members in respect of which consolidated supervision is required.

(7)A “relevant function”, in relation to either regulator, is a function conferred by or under this Act which relates to the regulation of authorised persons, but does not include—

(a)the regulator's function of making rules under this Act;

(b)its function of preparing and issuing codes under this Act;

(c)its function of determining the general policy and principles by reference to which it performs particular functions;

(d)the FCA's functions in relation to the giving of general guidance;

(e)the PRA's functions in relation to the giving of guidance under section 2I;

(f)the FCA's functions in relation to consent for the purposes of section 55F or 55I.

(8)The direction may not require the regulator to which it is given (“the directed regulator”) to do anything that it has no power to do, but the direction is relevant to the exercise of any discretion conferred on the directed regulator.

(9)The directed regulator must comply with the direction as soon as practicable, but this is subject to subsections (10) and (11).

(10)The directed regulator is not required to comply with a direction under this section if or to the extent that in its opinion compliance would be incompatible with any EU obligation or any other international obligation of the United Kingdom.

(11)Directions given by the FCA under this section are subject to any directions given to the FCA under section 3I or 3J.

3NRevocation of directions under section 3ME+W+S+N.I.

(1)The supervising regulator may at any time by notice to the other regulator revoke a direction under section 3M.

(2)The revocation of the direction does not affect the validity of anything previously done in accordance with it.

(3)Expressions defined for the purposes of section 3M have the same meaning in this section.

3OFurther provisions about directions under section 3ME+W+S+N.I.

(1)Before giving a direction under section 3M, the supervising regulator must consult the other regulator.

(2)A direction under section 3M must be given or confirmed in writing, and must be accompanied by a statement of the reasons for giving it.

(3)A notice revoking a direction under section 3M must be given or confirmed in writing.

(4)The regulator to which a direction under section 3M is given must give a copy of the direction and statement to each of the authorised persons to whom the direction relates.

(5)The supervising regulator must publish the direction and statement, or the notice, in such manner as it thinks fit.

(6)But subsection (4) or (5) does not apply in a case where the regulator on which the duty is imposed considers that compliance with that subsection would be against the public interest.

(7)In a case where a regulator decides that compliance with subsection (4) or (5) would be against the public interest, the regulator must from time to time review that decision and if it subsequently decides that compliance is no longer against the public interest it must comply with the subsection.

(8)Expressions defined for the purposes of section 3M have the same meaning in this section.

3PConsultation by regulator complying with directionE+W+S+N.I.

(1)If the directed regulator is required by this Act to consult any person other than the supervising regulator before exercising the relevant function to which the direction relates, the directed regulator must give the supervising regulator copies of any written representations received from the persons consulted.

(2)Expressions defined for the purposes of section 3M have the same meaning in this section.]

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