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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.


    (in relation to an information society service) the place at which the provider of the service effectively pursues an economic activity for an indefinite period; in this definition:

      1. (a) the presence or use in a particular place of equipment or other technical means of providing an information society service does not, of itself, constitute that place as an establishment; and
      1. (b) where it is unclear from which of a number of establishments a particular information society service is provided, that service is to be regarded as provided from the establishment where the provider has the centre of his activities relating to the service.68