Delay to IDD start date/Guidance on UK approach to Brexit

Delay to IDD start date The EU Commission published draft legislation today (in the form of a proposed Directive and a proposed Delegated Regulation) to delay the IDD start date to 1 October 2018.  It has agreed to requests for a delay made by the European Parliament and a number of Member States despite expressing the … Read more

LEGISLATING FOR THE UK’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was published by the Government in July 2017 and is the key piece of UK domestic legislation that will implement Brexit. Repeal of the European Communities Act: The principal purpose of the Bill is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, which gives effect and priority to EU law in … Read more

FCA CONSULTS ON EXTENDING THE SMCR TO INSURANCE INTERMEDIARIES

The FCA has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), which already applies to banks, to other financial services firms.  The new rules, which are designed to make individuals more accountable for their actions, will affect insurance intermediaries and their employees. We have prepared: a two page “at a glance” guide … Read more

FCA publishes its Business Plan for 2017/2018, Mission and Sector Views

The FCA has published its Business Plan for 2017/2018, setting out details of the specific areas of work the FCA is prioritising for the next year, as well as key trends in, and implications for, the markets and firms regulated by the FCA, and emerging risks that may require future regulatory response. Read more

Wholesale Insurance Market Review

In its 2017/18 Business Plan, released on 19 April 2017, the FCA set out its intention to undertake a market study of the wholesale insurance market. According to its Sector Views, the FCA divides the General Insurance and Protection (GI&P) sector into three sub-sectors, including wholesale, which meets the insurance needs of large, complex businesses.  … Read more

Exiting the EU – the die is cast

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU)(“Article 50”) of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. This means, almost certainly, that two years from now the UK will leave the European Union, some 46 years after becoming a Member … Read more

Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review 2016 published

We are pleased to share with you our Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review of 2016, published today, which provides an overview and analysis of the key cases and developments affecting those engaged in or with contentious matters in the insurance and reinsurance market. Read more