first, to the relevant classes in proportion to the amount of compensation costs arising from, or expected to arise from, claims in respect of the different activities for which firms in those classes have permission up to the levy limit of each relevant class. The FCA provider contribution classes are not relevant classes for this purpose; and
thereafter, where the levy limit has been reached (whether as a result of compensation costs or specific costs or both) for a class whose attributable costs may be allocated to the retail pool (see FEES 6 Annex 5), to the retail pool, in accordance with, and subject to, FEES 6.5A.
A participant firm must pay to the FSCS a share of each compensation costs levy allocated to the classes of which it is a member10 unless either the firm is exempt under FEES 6.2 (Exemption) or the FSCS has chosen to exercise its discretion under FEES 6.3.23 R in respect of that firm.4
calculating, in relation to each relevant class, the participant firm's tariff base (see FEES 6 Annex 3A) as a proportion of the total tariff base of all participant firms in the class, using the statement of business most recently supplied under FEES 6.5.13 R (but this paragraph is modified for a compensation costs levy allocated to an FCA provider contribution class in the retail pool by FEES 6.5A.6 R);
applying the proportion calculated in (3) to the figure in (2); and
5Unless exempt under FEES 6.2.1 R or FEES 6.2.1A R11, a participant firm must provide the FSCS by the end of February each year (or, if it has become a participant firm part way through the financial year, by the date requested by the appropriate regulator) with a statement of:4
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the total amount of business (measured in accordance with the appropriate tariff base or tariff bases) which it conducted, in respect of the most recent valuation period (as specified by FEES 6 Annex 3 R (Financial Services Compensation Scheme - classes)) ending before the relevant year in relation to each of those classes10.5105
For example, when the tariff base for a particular class10 is based on a firm's annual eligible income the valuation period for that class10 is the firm's last financial year ending in the year to 31 December preceding the financial year of the FSCS for which the calculation is being made. In the case of a firm in class10 A1 (Deposits) its valuation period will be 31 December.51010
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the compensation costs levy and any specific costs levy will be calculated using (where relevant) the valuation or valuations of business applicable to the previous period, multiplied by the factor of 1.10 (or, if it has become a participant firm part way through a financial year, on the basis of the information provided to the appropriate regulator for the purposes of FEES 4.4.2 R) or on any other reasonable basis, making such adjustments as seem appropriate in subsequent levies once the true figures are known.