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FEES 3.1 Introduction

Application

FEES 3.1.1RRP

1This chapter applies to every person set out in FEES 1.1.2R (1).

FEES 3.1.2GRP

This chapter does not apply to an EEA firm that wishes to exercise an EEA right.

Purpose

FEES 3.1.3GRP

The purpose of this chapter is to set out the FSA fee paying requirements on the persons set out in FEES 1.1.2R (1). The FSA's power to charge in respect of guidance regarding the Basel Capital Accord is derived from section 157(4)(c) of the Act.

FEES 3.1.4GRP

Most of the detail of what fees are payable by the persons referred to in FEES 3.1.3 G is set out in FEES 3 Annex 1 - FEES 3 Annex 6.

FEES 3.1.5GRP
  1. (1)

    The rates set for authorisation fees represent an appropriate proportion of the costs of the FSA in processing the application or exercise of Treaty rights.

  2. (2)

    The fees for collective investment schemes reflect the estimated costs to the FSA of assessing applications and notifications. The level of fees payable in respect of an application or a notification will vary depending upon the provision of the Act under which it is made. This fee is adjusted when the scheme concerned is an umbrella scheme.

  3. (3)

    Application fees for recognised bodies are calculated from a tariff structure intended to reflect the estimated cost of processing an application of that type and complexity.

FEES 3.1.6GRP

Applications for Part IV permission (and exercises of Treaty rights) are categorised by the FSA for the purpose of fee raising as complex, moderately complex and straightforward as identified in FEES 3 Annex 1. This differentiation is based on the permitted activities sought and does not reflect the FSA's risk assessment of the applicant (or Treaty firm).

FEES 3.1.7GRP

A potential applicant for Part IV permission (or Treaty firm) has the opportunity to discuss its proposed application (or exercise of Treaty rights) with the FSA before submitting it formally.2 (For more information, contact the Firm Contact Centre (020 7066 3954) or visit the FSA website How do I get authorised: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/Doing/how/index.shtml.)2 If an applicant for Part IV permission (or Treaty firm) does so, the FSA will be able to use that dialogue to make an initial assessment of the fee categorisation and therefore indicate the authorisation fee that should be paid.

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FEES 3.1.8G

See the FSA website How do I get authorised: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/Doing/how/index.shtml2 in relation to the procedures for making applications for Part IV permission and SUP 13A for procedures for the exercise of Treaty rights by Treaty firms.

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