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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.

recognised professional body

    any of the following professional bodies (which were the recognised professional bodies for the purposes of the Financial Services Act 1986):

      1. (a) The Law Society (England and Wales);
      1. (b) The Law Society of Scotland;
      1. (c) The Law Society of Northern Ireland;
      1. (d) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
      1. (e) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
      1. (f) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland;
      1. (g) The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
      1. (h) The Institute of Actuaries.

    (see also designated professional body.)5