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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.

sponsor service

    a service relating to a matter referred to in LR 8.2 that a sponsor provides or is requested or appointed to provide, including111 preparatory work that a sponsor may undertake before a decision is taken as to whether or not it will act as sponsor for a a listed company or applicant or in relation to a particular transaction, and including all the sponsor's communications with the FSA in connection with the service. 111 But nothing in this definition is to be taken as requiring a sponsor when requested111 to agree to act as a sponsor for a company or in relation to a transaction.73