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Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

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(1)The Authority must prepare and issue a code containing such provisions as the Authority considers will give appropriate guidance to those determining whether or not behaviour amounts to market abuse.

(2)The code may among other things specify—

(a)descriptions of behaviour that, in the opinion of the Authority, amount to market abuse;

(b)descriptions of behaviour that, in the opinion of the Authority, do not amount to market abuse;

(c)factors that, in the opinion of the Authority, are to be taken into account in determining whether or not behaviour amounts to market abuse.

(3)The code may make different provision in relation to persons, cases or circumstances of different descriptions.

(4)The Authority may at any time alter or replace the code.

(5)If the code is altered or replaced, the altered or replacement code must be issued by the Authority.

(6)A code issued under this section must be published by the Authority in the way appearing to the Authority to be best calculated to bring it to the attention of the public.

(7)The Authority must, without delay, give the Treasury a copy of any code published under this section.

(8)The Authority may charge a reasonable fee for providing a person with a copy of the code.

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