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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.

defined benefit liability

    the shortfall of the value of the assets in a defined benefit occupational pension scheme below the present value of the scheme liabilities, to the extent that a firm, as employer, in accordance with the accounting principles applicable to it, should recognise that shortfall as a liability in its balance sheet.

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