DTR 1C.2 Modifying rules and consulting the FCA

Modifying or dispensing with rules

DTR 1C.2.1R
  1. (1)

    The FCA may dispense with, or modify, a requirement in DTR 8 in such cases and by reference to such circumstances as it considers appropriate (subject to the Act).

  2. (2)

    A dispensation or modification may be either unconditional or subject to specified conditions.

  3. (3)

    If a primary information provider or a person that is applying for approval as a primary information provider has applied for, or been granted, a dispensation or modification, it must notify the FCA immediately it becomes aware of any matter which is material to the relevance or appropriateness of the dispensation or modification.

  4. (4)

    The FCA may revoke or modify a dispensation or modification.

DTR 1C.2.2R
  1. (1)

    An application to the FCA to dispense with or modify a requirement in DTR 8 must be in writing.

  2. (2)

    The application must:

    1. (a)

      contain a clear explanation of why the dispensation or modification is requested;

    2. (b)

      include details of any special requirements, for example, the date by which the dispensation or modification is required;

    3. (c)

      contain all relevant information that should reasonably be brought to the FCA's attention;

    4. (d)

      contain any statement or information that is required by DTR 8 to be included for a specific type of dispensation or modification; and

    5. (e)

      include copies of all documents relevant to the application.

DTR 1C.2.3R

An application to dispense with or modify a requirement in DTR 8 must ordinarily be made at least five business days before the proposed dispensation or modification is to take effect.

Early consultation with FCA

DTR 1C.2.4R

A primary information provider or a person applying for approval as a primary information provider must consult with the FCA at the earliest possible stage if they:

  1. (1)

    are in doubt about how a requirement in DTR 8 applies in a particular situation; or

  2. (2)

    consider that it may be necessary for the FCA to dispense with or modify a requirement in DTR 8.

DTR 1C.2.5R

Where a requirement in DTR 8 refers to consultation with the FCA, submissions must be made in writing other than in circumstances of exceptional urgency.

Address for correspondence

Note: The FCA's address for correspondence in relation to DTR 8 is:

Primary Market Monitoring

Markets Division

The Financial Conduct Authority

25 The North Colonnade

Canary Wharf

London

E14 5HS

Fax: 0207 066 8349.