4The FSCS must allocate any compensation costs levy to the sub-classes in proportion to the amount of compensation costs arising from, or expected to arise from, claims in respect of the different activities represented by those sub-classes up to the levy limit of each relevant sub-class and thereafter in the following order:
any excess must be allocated to the other sub-class in the same class up to the levy limit of that other sub-class (except in the deposit class, for which there is only one sub-class); and4any excess must be allocated to the other sub-class in the same class up to the levy limit of that other sub-class (except in the deposit class, for which there is only one sub-class); and44
any excess above the levy limit of the class must be allocated to each other sub-class, other than the home finance provision sub-class E1, whose levy limit has not been reached (the 'general retail pool'), in proportion to the relative sizes of the levy limits of those remaining sub-classes in the general retail pool.44
4The calculation of the relative sizes of the levy limits for the purpose of FEES 6.5.2R (2) (including any allocations caused by the exhaustion of a receiving sub-class) is based on the original levy limit for the sub-classes (as set out in FEES 6 Annex 2 R) and not the remaining capacity in each sub-class.
4When FSCS allocates excess compensation costs levies otherwise attributable to a class which has reached its levy limit, in accordance with FEES 6.5.2 R (2), a sub-class to which any excess has been allocated (the 'receiving sub-class') may, as a result of that allocation, itself reach its levy limit. In that case, the effect of FEES 6.5.2 R is that any resulting excess levy beyond the levy limit of the receiving sub-class is to be allocated amongst the remaining sub-classes whose levy limits have not been reached, to the exclusion of the receiving sub-class. This process is repeated until the compensation costs levy has been met in full or the general retail pool has been exhausted.
If a participant firm which is in default has carried on a regulated activity other than in accordance with a permission, the FSCS must allocateany compensation costs or specific costs arising out of that activity to the relevant sub-class4 which covers that activity or if a levy limit of the relevant sub-class or class has been exceeded, FSCS must allocate any compensation costs levy on the same basis as set out in FEES 6.5.2 R4.4
If the relevant person in default is an appointed representative, the FSCS must allocateany compensation costs or specific costs arising out of a regulated activity for which his principal has not accepted responsibility to the relevant sub-class4 for that activity or if a levy limit of the relevant sub-class or class has been exceeded, FSCS must allocate any compensation costs levy on the same basis as set out in FEES 6.5.2 R.44
A participant firm must pay to the FSCS a share of each compensation costs levy 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
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calculating, in relation to each relevant sub-class, the participant firm's tariff base as a proportion of the total tariff base of all participant firms in the sub-class, using the statement of business most recently supplied under FEES 6.5.13 R;4
applying the proportion calculated in (3) to the figure in (2); and4
5Unless exempt under FEES 6.2.1 R, 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 FSA) with a statement of:4
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 and sub-classes)) ending before the relevant year in relation to each of those sub-classes.55
This rule does not apply in relation to the home finance provision sub-class E1.4Therefore any reference in the Handbook to information that is or must be supplied under this rule must be read, in the case of sub-class E1, as if it referred to the corresponding provisions relating to FSA periodic fees.5
For example, when the tariff base for a particular sub-class is based on a firm's annual eligible income the valuation period for that sub-class 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 sub-class A1 (Deposits) its valuation period will be 31 December.5
Where a participant firm can identify that a protected deposit was made by a person who is not an eligible claimant, it may exclude the amount of that deposit from the tariff base, provided that it notifies the FSCS of the amount of the deposit so excluded and provides the FSCS with such information about the deposit as the FSCS may reasonably require.
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 FSA 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.