FEES App 1.1 Introduction

Application

FEES App 1.1.1 RP

1These rules apply to every:

  1. (1)

    registered society;

  2. (2)

    sponsoring body;

  3. (3)

    person who submits a proposal for the registration of a registered society.

FEES App 1.1.2 G RP
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  1. (1)

    The purpose of these rules is to set out the requirements for registered societies and sponsoring bodies to pay application fees3.

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  2. (2)

    This set of rules is in respect of the registration functions relating to registered societies transferred to the FCA by section 50 of the Financial Services Act 2012, other than friendly societies authorised under section 31 of the Act.2

Background

FEES App 1.1.3 G RP

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FEES App 1.1.4 G RP

FEES App 1 Annex 2 to these rules contains further information on the fees applicable to registered societies under these rules.

FEES App 1.1.5 G RP

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FEES App 1.1.6 G RP

The application fee payable to register a new society is a tiered fee: the amount payable for registration of a new society is dependent on whether the rules are based on a free draft or on model rules. Further, where model rules are used in the case of the registration of a new society other than a credit union, then the number of amendments made to the model rules will affect the fee. The application fee payable by a sponsoring body for a new set of model rules is a flat fee.

FEES App 1.1.7 G RP

In these rules:

  1. (1)

    an “R” in the margin or heading indicates that the provision is a rule, which creates binding obligations;

  2. (2)

    a “G” in the margin or heading indicates that the provision is guidance, which is designed to throw light on a particular aspect of these rules, but which is not binding nor an exhaustive description of a person's obligations.

Glossary of definitions

FEES App 1.1.8 R RP

In these rules, an expression in italics has the meaning given in Annex 4R.

FEES App 1.2 Periodic Fees

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FEES App 1.2.5 R RP

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FEES App 1.2.5A R RP

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FEES App 1.2.5B R RP

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Amending model rules

FEES App 1.2.12 G RP

If a sponsoring body wishes to change a set of model rules, it should supply a copy to the FCA indicating the proposed changes. No application fee is payable for such changes.

FEES App 1.2.13 G RP

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FEES App 1.3 Application Fees

General

FEES App 1.3.1 R RP

A person who submits to the FCA a proposal for the registration of a society must pay to the FCA, in full and without deduction, the fee specified for the type of application under Annex 1AR.

FEES App 1.3.2 R RP

A sponsoring body wishing a set of rules to become model rules for the first time must pay to the FCA, in full and without deduction, the application fee specified in FEES App 1 Annex 1A.

Method of payment

FEES App 1.3.3 R RP

Application fees must be paid by the method specified in FEES App 1 Annex 1A.

Due dates

FEES App 1.3.4 R RP

A person making an application or submitting a proposal for the registration of a society must pay the application fee on, or before, making the application.

FEES App 1.3.5 R RP

A sponsoring body must pay the application fee for a new set of model rules on or before making the application.

FEES App 1.3.6 G RP

The FCA may require the fee to be paid by the person making the application before the FCA undertakes any preliminary consideration of the proposed application or rules.

Refunds

FEES App 1.3.7 G RP

The FCA will not refund application fees under any circumstances.

FEES App 1.3.8 G RP

Paragraph 1.3.7G applies also in the case of applications that are not proceeded with where a fee has been paid in advance.

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FEES App 1 Annex 1A Application Fees payable

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Part 1 Application fees payable to register a new society other than a credit union

Transaction

Amount payable (£)

Application using model rules without any amendment to the model

40

Application using model rules with between 1 and 6 amendments to the model

120

Application using model rules with between 7 and 10 amendments to the model

350

Application using model rules with 11 or more amendments to the model, or using free draft rules

950

Part 2 Application fees payable by sponsoring bodies

This fee is not payable by sponsoring bodies in respect of the model rules of credit unions.

Transaction

Amount payable (£)

Application for a new set of model rules

950

Part 3 Method of payment of application fees

Payment method

Additional amount or discount applicable

Cheque

None

FEES App 1 Annex 2 Further information on fees

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Purpose

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The purpose of this annex is to set out further information on fees applicable to registered societies1.

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Recovery of fees

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Paragraph 23(8) of Schedule 1ZA2 to the Act permits the FCA2 to recover fees as a debt owed to the FCA2 and the FCA2 will consider court action for recovery through the civil courts.

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FEES App 1 Annex 4 Glossary of definitions

R

In these rules, an expression in italics has the meaning given below:

Expression

Definition

Act

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

amendment to model rules

(In Annex 1R) any number of changes to a single numbered rule and its sub-clauses (however described) represents a single amendment to model rules; the provision of information in respect of a name, an address, or a number, or any text which is added to a model rule in a space specifically provided in the model rule for the addition of such text, will not be regarded as an amendment to model rules.

annual return

The annual return required to be submitted to the FCA under s.43 of the Friendly Societies Act 1974 or s.39 of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965.

business day

In rule 1.2.8R, any day which is not a Saturday or a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in that part of the United Kingdom in which the registered society has its registered office.

day

A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight.

FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority.

model rules

A set of rules:

(a)

which a sponsoring body has provided to the FCA;

(b)

in relation to which the sponsoring body has paid all relevant fees due under these rules; and

(c)

which complies with the provisions of the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 and 1967, the Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1968 and the Friendly Societies Acts 1974 and 1992, as appropriate; or

(d)

the Credit Unions Act 1979;

(a list of model rules which satisfy (a) and (b) and, in the FCA's view, satisfy (c), is available from the Mutual Societies Registration department at the FCA).

person

(In accordance with the Interpretation Act 1978) any person, natural or legal, including a body of persons corporate or unincorporated.

registered society

A society registered under the Industrial & Provident Societies Acts, the Credit Unions Act 1979, the Superannuation and Other Trust Funds (Validation) Act 1927, or the Friendly Societies Act 1974; which is not authorised for the purposes of section 31 of the Act.

sponsoring body

A body which publishes, or which proposes to publish, model rules for registered societies.

total assets

The figure shown in the annual return against the heading ‘Total Assets’ or, where there is no such heading, the value of the gross assets shown in the balance sheet of the firm.

FEES App 1 Annex 5 Personal inspection

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Any person may attend the FCA offices to inspect any document or documents from the Mutuals Register, upon appointment and payment of the relevant fee.

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The relevant fee for personal inspection is the hourly rate for an Associate, as set down in FEES 3 Annex 9(11)R. The full hourly rate is payable for each hour or part-hour of the visit.