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[F13BRegulatory principles to be applied by both regulatorsU.K.
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(1)In relation to the regulators, the regulatory principles referred to in section 1B(5)(a) and [F22H(2)] are as follows—

(a)the need to use the resources of each regulator in the most efficient and economic way;

(b)the principle that a burden or restriction which is imposed on a person, or on the carrying on of an activity, should be proportionate to the benefits, considered in general terms, which are expected to result from the imposition of that burden or restriction;

(c)the desirability of sustainable growth in the economy of the United Kingdom in the medium or long term;

(d)the general principle that consumers should take responsibility for their decisions;

(e)the responsibilities of the senior management of persons subject to requirements imposed by or under this Act, including those affecting consumers, in relation to compliance with those requirements;

(f)the desirability where appropriate of each regulator exercising its functions in a way that recognises differences in the nature of, and objectives of, businesses carried on by different persons [F3(including different kinds of person such as mutual societies and other kinds of business organisation)] subject to requirements imposed by or under this Act;

(g)the desirability in appropriate cases of each regulator publishing information relating to persons on whom requirements are imposed by or under this Act, or requiring such persons to publish information, as a means of contributing to the advancement by each regulator of its objectives;

(h)the principle that the regulators should exercise their functions as transparently as possible.

(2)Consumer” has the meaning given in section 1G.

(3)Objectives”, in relation to the FCA, means operational objectives.

[F4(3A)“Mutual society” has the same meaning as in section 138K.]

(4)The Treasury may by order amend subsection (2).]

Textual Amendments

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.

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