Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

SYSC 1.2 Purpose

SYSC 1.2.1GRP

The purposes of SYSC are:

  1. (1)

    to encourage firms' directors and senior managers to take appropriate practical responsibility for their firms' arrangements on matters likely to be of interest to the FCA3 because they impinge on the FCA’s3 functions under the Act;

  2. (2)

    to increase certainty by amplifying Principle 3, under which a firm must take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs responsibly and effectively, with adequate risk management systems;

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  3. (3)

    to encourage firms to vest responsibility for effective and responsible organisation in specific directors and senior managers;1 and2

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  4. (4)

    to create a common platform of organisational and systems and controls requirements for all firms.2

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  5. (5)

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