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Financial Services Act 2010

Recovery and resolution plans

12.The Act imposes on the FSA a duty to make rules requiring the production of recovery and resolution plans by authorised persons (or certain classes of authorised person) and makes other provision about such plans. A recovery plan aims to reduce the likelihood of failure of a firm by setting out what the authorised person would do in, or prior to it becoming subject to, stressed circumstances (which the FSA may specify in its rules) that would affect the ability of the authorised person to carry on all or a significant part of its business. A resolution plan is a plan covering both action to be taken in the event of failure of all or any part of the business occurring and action to be taken by a firm where failure is likely. This would include action to be taken by the relevant authorities to resolve the authorised person.

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