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F1Sch. 17A inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 29(2), 122(3), Sch. 7 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

18(1)Section 342 (information given by auditor to a regulator) applies in relation to a relevant auditor as if—U.K.

(a)the references in that section to a recognised investment exchange were to a recognised clearing house,

(b)in the case of an auditor of a recognised clearing house which is also an authorised person or recognised investment exchange, the references to a regulator included the Bank, and

(c)in the case of an auditor of a recognised clearing house not falling within paragraph (b), the references to a regulator were to the Bank.

(2)A “relevant auditor” is a person who is, or has been, an auditor of a recognised clearing house appointed under or as a result of a statutory provision [F2or the EMIR regulation].

19(1)Section 343 (information given by auditor: person with close links) applies in relation to a relevant auditor as if—U.K.

(a)the references in that section to a recognised investment exchange were to a recognised clearing house,

(b)in the case of an auditor of a recognised clearing house which is an authorised person or which is a recognised investment exchange, the references to a regulator included the Bank, and

(c)in the case of an auditor of a recognised clearing house not falling within paragraph (b), the references to a regulator were to the Bank.

(2)A “relevant auditor” is a person who—

(a)is, or has been, an auditor of a recognised clearing house appointed under or as a result of a statutory provision [F3or the EMIR regulation] , and

(b)is, or has been, an auditor of a person who has close links with the recognised clearing house.

20Section 344 (duty of auditor resigning to give notice) applies to an auditor to whom section 342 applies (whether by virtue of paragraph 18 or otherwise) as if—

(a)the references in that section to a recognised investment exchange were to a recognised clearing house,

(b)in the case of an auditor of a recognised clearing house which is neither an authorised person nor a recognised investment exchange, the reference in the definition of “the appropriate regulator” to the FCA were a reference to the Bank,

(c)in the case of an auditor of a recognised clearing house which is a PRA-authorised person, the reference in the definition of “the appropriate regulator” to the PRA were a reference to the PRA and the Bank, and

(d)in the case, not falling within paragraph (c), of an auditor of a recognised clearing house which is an authorised person or which is a recognised investment exchange, the reference in the definition of “the appropriate regulator” to the FCA were a reference to the FCA and the Bank.

21Sections 345A to 345E apply to auditors to whom section 342 applies only by virtue of paragraph 18 as if—

(a)the references in those sections to an auditor or actuary to whom section 342 applies were to an auditor to whom section 342 applies by virtue of paragraph 18,

(b)the references in those sections to a PRA-authorised person were to a recognised clearing house,

(c)in a case where the Bank disqualifies a person from being an auditor of a recognised clearing house that is also a recognised investment exchange, section 345A(5)(a) required the Bank to notify the FCA, and

(d)the references in sections 345D and 345E to a regulator included the Bank.]

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