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Regulated activitiesU.K.

22[F1Regulated activities]U.K.

(1)An activity is a regulated activity for the purposes of this Act if it is an activity of a specified kind which is carried on by way of business and—

(a)relates to an investment of a specified kind; or

(b)in the case of an activity of a kind which is also specified for the purposes of this paragraph, is carried on in relation to property of any kind.

[F2(1A)An activity is also a regulated activity for the purposes of this Act if it is an activity of a specified kind which is carried on by way of business and relates to—

(a)information about a person's financial standing, or

(b)the setting of a specified benchmark.]

(2)Schedule 2 makes provision supplementing this section.

(3)Nothing in Schedule 2 limits the powers conferred by subsection (1) [F3or (1A)].

(4)Investment” includes any asset, right or interest.

(5)Specified” means specified in an order made by the Treasury.

[F4(6)Benchmark” means an index, rate or price that—

(a)is determined from time to time by reference to the state of the market,

(b)is made available to the public (whether free of charge or on payment), and

(c)is used for reference for purposes that include one or more of the following—

(i)determining the interest payable, or other sums due, under loan agreements or under other contracts relating to investments;

(ii)determining the price at which investments may be bought or sold or the value of investments;

(iii)measuring the performance of investments.]

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 22 applied (1.9.2002) by 1974 c. 39, s. 16(6E)(a) (as inserted (1.9.2002) by 2001/544, arts. 2(2)(b), 90(2))

C3S. 22 applied by S.S.I. 2011/141, Sch. 4 para. 1(2) (as substituted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 43(a))

C4S. 22 applied by 2009 c. 4, s. 502(1A) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 16(b))

C5S. 22 applied by 2007 c. 3, s. 564B(1A) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 12(b))

C6S. 22 applied by S.I. 2012/2079, reg. 2(1A) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 44(a)(ii))

C7S. 22 applied by S.I. 2004/400, reg. 5(7) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 25(b))

C8S. 22 applied by S.I. 2001/497, reg. 113(6) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 23(b))

C9S. 22 applied by S.I. 2013/380, Sch. 6 para. 11(9) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 45(b))

C10S. 22 applied by S.I. 2001/341, reg. 114(6) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 22(b))

C11S. 22 applied by S.I. 2008/1741, reg. 112(5) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 37(b))

C12S. 22 applied by S.I. 2008/570, Sch. para. 11(2) (as substituted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 35)

C13S. 22 applied by 2003 c. 1, s. 554O(6) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 9(c))

C14S. 22 applied by S.I. 2007/2157, reg. 23(6) (as inserted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 31(5)(b))

C15S. 22 applied by S.I. 2008/700, Sch. para. 12(2) (as substituted (26.7.2013 for specified purposes) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1881), art. 1(2)(6), Sch. para. 36)

[F522ADesignation of activities requiring prudential regulation by PRAU.K.

(1)The Treasury may by order specify the regulated activities that are “PRA-regulated activities” for the purposes of this Act.

(2)An order under subsection (1) may—

(a)provide for exceptions;

(b)confer powers on the Treasury or either regulator;

(c)authorise the making of rules or other instruments by either regulator for purposes of, or connected with, any relevant provision;

(d)make provision in respect of any information or document which in the opinion of the Treasury or either regulator is relevant for purposes of, or connected with, any relevant provision;

(e)make such consequential, transitional, or supplemental provision as the Treasury consider appropriate for purposes of, or connected with, any relevant provision.

(3)Provision made as a result of subsection (2)(e) may amend any primary or subordinate legislation, including any provision of, or made under, this Act.

(4)Relevant provision” means this section or any provision made under this section.

Textual Amendments

22BParliamentary control in relation to certain orders under section 22AU.K.

(1)This section applies to the first order made under section 22A(1).

(2)This section also applies to any subsequent order made under section 22A(1) which—

(a)contains a statement by the Treasury that, in their opinion, the effect (or one of the effects) of the proposed order would be—

(i)that an activity would become a PRA-regulated activity, or

(ii)that a PRA-regulated activity would become a regulated activity that is not a PRA-regulated activity, or

(b)amends primary legislation.

(3)No order to which this section applies may be made unless—

(a)a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House, or

(b)subsection (5) applies.

(4)Subsection (5) applies if an order to which this section applies contains a statement that the Treasury are of the opinion that, by reason of urgency, it is necessary to make the order without a draft being so laid and approved.

(5)Where this subsection applies the order—

(a)must be laid before Parliament after being made, and

(b)ceases to have effect at the end of the relevant period unless before the end of that period the order is approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament (but without that affecting anything done under the order or the power to make a new order).

(6)The “relevant period” is a period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the order is made.

(7)In calculating the relevant period no account is to be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than 4 days.]

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