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FEES 6.3.1RRP
The FSCS may at any time impose a management expenses levy,6 a compensation costs levy or a MERS levy,6 provided that the FSCS has reasonable grounds for believing that the funds available to it to meet relevant expenses are, or will be, insufficient, taking into account:6(1) in the case of a management expenses levy, the level of the FSCS's anticipatedexpenditure in respect of those expenses in the financial year of the compensation scheme in relation to which the levy is imposed;
FEES 6.3.2GRP
The calculation of levies will also take into account previous levies, where funds raised in anticipation of meeting liabilities prove either more or less than the amount actually required.
FEES 6.3.3GRP
The FSCS may impose one or more levies in a financial year to meet its management expenses,6 its compensation costs or its management expenses in respect of relevant schemes.6 The FSCS may also impose interim levies, as part of its overall levy commitment. This flexibility allows the FSCS to phase its financing over the course of a financial year and thus avoid collecting levies from firms before the money is actually needed. The FSCS has committed itself in the Memorandum of
FEES 6.3.4GRP
The discretion over levying in COMP also gives the FSCS, if it thinks this appropriate, the ability to use third parties as its agents in raising and collecting the levies.
FEES 6.3.5RRP
The maximum amount of compensation costs for which the FSCS can levy each sub-class and class in any one financial year of the compensation scheme is limited to the amounts set out in the table in FEES 6 Annex 2 R.22
FEES 6.3.10RRP
The FSCS may include in a compensation costs levy the costs of compensation paid by the FSCS in error, provided that the payment was not made in bad faith.55
FEES 6.3.11RRP
The FSCS must hold any amount collected from a specific costs levy or compensation costs levy to the credit of the classes2 and relevant sub-classes,2 in accordance with the allocation established under FEES 6.4.6 R and FEES 6.5.2 R.22
FEES 6.3.12RRP
Any funds received by the FSCS by way of levy or otherwise for the purposes of the compensation scheme are to be managed as the FSCS considers appropriate, and in doing this the FSCS must act prudently.
FEES 6.3.17RRP
(1) The FSCS may use any money held to the credit of one class2(the creditor class)2 to pay compensation costsin respect of or allocated to 2another class2(the debtor class)2 if the FSCS has reasonable grounds to believe that this would be more economical than borrowing funds from a third party or raising a levy.2222(2) Where the FSCS acts in accordance with (1), it must ensure that:(a) the creditor class2 is reimbursed by the debtor class2 as soon as possible;22(b) the debtor
FEES 6.3.18GRP
2FEES 6.3.17 R deals with how FSCS may use money available to it and does not affect the rules on allocation in FEES 6.5.2 R. Therefore FEES 6.3.17R(2) (a), (b) and (c) do not apply where the costs otherwise attributable to one debtor class are allocated to the creditor class in accordance with the rules on allocation in FEES 6.5.2 R.
FEES 6.3.20RRP
(1) This rule applies where the FSCS makes recoveries in relation to protected claims where related compensation costs would have been met by a sub-class (sub-class A) had the levy limit for sub-class A not been reached and have therefore been met by another sub-class or sub-classes.2(2) This rule applies even though the recovery is made in a subsequent financial year.2(3) Recoveries referred to in (1) must be applied in the following order of priority:(a) (if the compensation
FEES 6.3.21RRP
If the FSCS has more funds to the credit of a sub-class2 than the FSCS believes will be required to meet levies on that sub-class2 for the next 12 months, it may refund the surplus to members or former members of the sub-class2 on any reasonable basis.222
FEES 6.3.22RRP
The FSCS may adjust the calculation of a participant firm's share of any levy to take proper account of:(1) any excess, not already taken into account, between previous levies of that type imposed in relation to previous periods and the relevant costs actually incurred in that period; or(2) participant firms that are exempt from the levy under FEES 6.2; or(3) amounts that the FSCS has not been able to recover from participant firms as a result of FEES 6.3.5 R ; or2(4) amounts
FEES 6.3.22ARRP
4The FSCS may not adjust the calculation of a participant firm's share of any levy under FEES 6.3.22 R on the grounds that it would be inequitable for that firm to pay that share or part of it or on the grounds that it would be inequitable for the FSCS to retain that share or part of it.
FEES 6.3.22CRRP
(1) 4This rule applies to the calculation of the levies of a firm (A) if:(a) either:(i) A acquires all or a part of the business of another firm (B), whether by merger, acquisition of goodwill or otherwise; or(ii) A became authorised as a result of B's simple change of legal status (as defined in FEES 3 Annex 1 Part 6); (b) B is no longer liable to pay a levy; and(c) that acquisition or change takes place after the date to which, or as of which, A's most recent statement of business
FEES 6.3.23RRP
If a participant firm's share of a levy or an additional administrative fee under FEES 6.7.4 R would be so small that, in the opinion of the FSCS, the costs of collection would be disproportionate to the amount payable, the FSCS may treat the participant firm as if its share of the levy or additional administrative fee amounted to zero.
FEES 6.4.1RRP
A participant firm must pay to the FSCS a share of each management expenses levy.
FEES 6.4.2RRP
The total of all management expenses levies attributable to a particular period of the compensation scheme may not exceed the limit applicable to that period set out in FEES 6 Annex 1 R.
FEES 6.4.3RRP
A participant firm's share of a management expenses levy consists of one or more of: (1) a share of a base costs levy and (2) a share of a specific costs levy.11
FEES 6.4.4RRP
The FSCS must ensure that each participant firm's share of a management expenses levy separately identifies the firm's share of the base costs levy and1specific costs levy .11
FEES 6.4.5RRP
Unless FEES 6.3.22 R applies, the FSCS must calculate a participant firm's share of a base costs levy by:(1) identifying the base costs which the FSCS has incurred, or expects to incur, in the relevant financial year of the compensation scheme, but has not yet levied;(2) calculating the amount of the participant firm's regulatory costs as a proportion of the total regulatory costs relating to all participant firms for the relevant financial year; and(3) applying the proportion
FEES 6.4.8RRP
A firm which becomes a participant firm part way through a financial year of the compensation scheme will not be liable to pay a share of a specific costs levy made in that year.
FEES 6.4.10GRP
Since a firm that becomes a participant firm in the course of a financial year of the compensation scheme will already be obtaining a discount in relation to the base costs levy through the modified fee provisions of FEES 4.2.6 R, no rule is necessary in COMP for discounts on the base costs levy.11
FEES 6.4.10ARRP
(1) 22This rule deals with the calculation of:(a) a participant firm'sspecific costs levy in the financial year of the FSCS following the FSCS financial year in which it became a participant firm; or(b) a participant firm'sspecific costs levy in the financial year of the FSCS in which it had its permission extended, and the following FSCS financial year; and(c) the tariff base for the class or sub-classes that relate to the relevant permissions or extensions, as the case may be.(2)
FEES 6.4.10BGRP

The table below sets out the period within which a participant firm's tariff base is calculated ("the data period") for second year levies calculated under FEES 6.4.10B. The example is based on a participant firm that extends its permission on 1 November 2009 and has a financial year ending 31 March.

References in this table to dates or months are references to the latest one occurring before the start of the FSCS financial year unless otherwise stated.

Type of permission acquired on 1 November

Tariff base

Valuation date but for FEES 6.5.13BR

Data period under FEES 6.5.13bR

Accepting deposits

Protected deposits

As at 31 December 2009

As at 31 December 2009

Effecting contracts of insurance

(Insurers - general)

Relevant net premium income

The firm's tariff base calculated in the year 2009 - so projected valuation will be used.

1 November to 31 December 2009

Dealing in investments as agent in relation to General Insurance Intermediation

Annual eligible income

Financial year ended 31 March 2009 - so projected valuations will be used.

1 November to 31 December 2009

FEES 6.1.3GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the requirements on participant firms to pay levies imposed by the FSCS to provide funding for its functions.
FEES 6.1.4GRP
Section 213(3)(b) of the Act requires the FSA to make rules to enable the FSCS to impose levies on authorised persons in order to meet its expenses. These expenses include in particular expenses incurred, or expected to be incurred, in paying compensation, borrowing or insuring risks.
FEES 6.1.4AGRP
Section 224F of the Act enables the FSA to make rules to enable the FSCS to impose levies on authorised persons (or any class of authorised persons) in order to meet its management expenses incurred if, under Part 15A of the Act, it is required by HM Treasury to act in relation to relevant schemes. But those rules must provide that the FSCS can impose a levy only if the FSCS has tried its best to obtain reimbursement of those expenses from the manager of the relevant scheme.
FEES 6.1.5GRP
The FSCS may impose three 6types of levy: a management expenses levy, a compensation costs levy and a MERS levy.6 The FSCS has discretion as to the timing of the levies imposed.662
FEES 6.1.6GRP
In calculating a compensation costs levy, the FSCS may include anticipated compensation costs for defaults expected to be determined in the 12-month period following the date of the levy. The total of all management expenses levies attributable to a financial year will be restricted tothe amount set out on an annual basis in FEES 6 Annex 1 R.
FEES 6.1.8GRP
Within each class2 there are one or moresub-classes.2 These relate to different types of activity carried on by participant firms within each class.2 Within a class,2 individual participant firms are allocated for funding purposes to one or more sub-classes,2 depending on their business activities. This, together with the provisions on the allocation of levies to sub-classes up to their levy limits,2 meetsa requirement of section 213(5) of the Act that the FSA, in making rules
FEES 6.1.9GRP
Section 223 of the Act (Management expenses) prevents the FSCS from recovering, through a levy, any management expenses attributable to a particular period in excess of the limit set in COMP as applicable to that period. 'Management expenses' are defined in section 223(3) to mean expenses incurred or expected to be incurred by the FSCS in connection with its functions under the Act, except:(1) expenses incurred in paying compensation;5(2) expenses incurred as a result of the FSCS
FEES 6.1.10GRP
A management expenses levy under COMP may consist of two 2elements. The first is a base costs levy, for the base costs of running the compensation scheme in a financial year, that is, costs which are not dependent upon the level of activity of the compensation scheme and which therefore are not referable to any specific default. Included in this category are items such as the salary of the members of the board of the FSCS, the costs of the premises which the FSCS occupies, and
FEES 6.1.14GRP
The compensation costs levy is made up of the compensation costs which the FSCS has incurred and has not yet recovered from participant firms (less any recoveries it has made using the rights that have been assigned to it), together with those compensation costs it expects to incur (including in respect of defaults yet to be declared) over the 12 months following the date of the levy.
FEES 6.1.16GRP
If a participant firm is a member of more than one sub-class,2 the total compensation costs levy and specific costs levy for that firm will be the aggregate of the individual levies calculated for the firmin respect of each of the sub-classes. Each sub-class has a levy limit which is the maximum amount of compensation costs which may be allocated to a particular sub-class in a financial year for the purposes of a levy. Once the costs attributable to a particular sub-class have
FEES 6.1.16AGRP
2FSCS may consider obtaining insurance cover, if available, against the risk that the value of claims FSCS pays out exceeds the levy limits of, or given levels within, particular classes or sub-classes. Any costs associated with the insurance would be allocated proportionally to the classes or sub-classes intended to benefit from that insurance.
FEES 6.1.17GRP
Incoming EEA firms which obtain cover or 'top up' under the provisions of COMP 14 are firms whose Home State scheme provides no or limited compensation cover in the event that they are determined to be in default. Under FEES 6.6, the FSCS is required to consider whether incoming EEA firm's should receive a discount on the amount that they would otherwise pay as their share of the levy, to take account of the availability of their Home State cover. The amount of any discount is
FEES 6.7.1RRP
A participant firm must pay its share of any levy made by the FSCS:(1) in one payment; or(2) where the FSCS agrees, quarterly, at the beginning of each quarter, by direct debit agreement.
FEES 6.7.3RRP
A participant firm's share of a levy to which FEES 6.7.1 R (1) applies is due on, and payable within 30 days of, the date when the invoice is issued.
FEES 6.7.4RRP
If a participant firm does not pay its share of a levy subject to a direct debit agreement as required by FEES 6.7.1 R (2), the entire amount of the levy becomes due and payable to the FSCS, and additional administrative fees are payable at the rate set out in FEES 2.2.1 R.
FEES 6.7.5RRP
A participant firm liable to pay its share of the levy under FEES 6.7.1 R must do so using one of the methods set out in FEES 4.2.4 R save that no additional amount or discount is applicable.
FEES 6.7.6RRP
If a firm ceases to be a participant firm part way through a financial year of the compensation scheme:(1) it will remain liable for any unpaid levies which the FSCS has already made on the firm;1(2) the FSCS may make a levy upon it (which may be before or after the firmhas ceased to be a participant firm, but must be before it ceases to be an authorised person) for the costs which it would have been liable to pay had the FSCS made a levy on all participant firms at the time
FEES 7.2.1RRP
A firm must pay each CFEB levy applicable to it:(1) in full and without deduction (unless permitted or required by a provision in FEES); and(2) in accordance with the provisions of FEES 4.3.6 R.
FEES 7.2.2RRP
The CFEB levy is calculated as follows:(1) identify each of the activity groups set out in Part 1 of FEES 7 Annex 1 that apply to the business of the firm for the relevant period (for this purpose, the activity groups are defined in accordance with Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 1);(2) for each of those activity groups, calculate the amount payable in the way set out in FEES 7.2.3 R;(3) add the amounts calculated under (2);(4) work out whether a minimum fee is payable under Part 2 of
FEES 7.2.4RRP
For the purposes of FEES 7.2.3 R:(1) a firm may apply the relevant tariff bases and rates to its non-UK business, as well as to its UK business, if:(a) it has reasonable grounds for believing that the costs of identifying the firm'sUK business separately from its non-UK business in the way described in Part 2 of FEES 4 Annex 1 are disproportionate to the difference in fees payable; and (b) it notifies the FSA in writing at the same time as it provides the information concerned
FEES 7.2.6RRP
The CFEB levy in relation to the Society is specified against its activity group in Part 1 of FEES 7 Annex 1.
FEES 7.2.7GRP
The Handbook provisions relating to the CFEB levy are meant to follow closely the provisions relating to the payment of periodic fees under FEES 4.3.1 R In the interests of brevity, not all of these provisions are set out again in FEES 7. In some cases, certain FEES 4 rules are applied to the payment of the CFEB levy by individual rules in FEES 7. The rest are set out in the table in FEES 7.2.9 R.
FEES 7.2.8RRP
The rules set out in the table in FEES 7.2.9 R and any other rules in FEES 4 included in FEES 7 by cross-reference apply to the CFEB levy in the same way as they apply to periodic fees payable under FEES 4.3.1 R.
FEES 7.2.10GRP
References in a FEES 4rule incorporated into FEES 7 by cross-reference to a periodic fee should be read as being to the CFEB levy. References in a FEES 4rule incorporated into FEES 7 to fee-paying payment service providers, market operators, service companies, MTF operators, investment exchanges, clearing houses, designated professional bodies or Solvency 2 Implementation fees, Solvency 2 Implementation Flat fees, Solvency 2 Special Project fees and Solvency 2 Special Project
FEES 7.2.12GRP

Table of FEES 4 rules that correspond to FEES 7 rules

FEES 4 rules

Corresponding FEES 7 rules

FEES 4.2.1 R

FEES 7.2.1 R

FEES 4.3.1 R

FEES 7.2.2 R

FEES 4.3.3 R

FEES 7.2.2 R

FEES 4.3.12 R

FEES 7.2.5 R

Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 2

Part 1 of FEES 7 Annex 11

FEES 5.3.1GRP
Each financial year, the FSA and FOS Ltd will consult on the amount of the annual budget16of the Financial Ombudsman Service which is to be raised by the general levy. 16
FEES 5.3.2GRP
For the purposes of the general levy, a firm will fall into one or more of the industry blocks set out in FEES 5 Annex 1 depending on the business activities which it conducts.
FEES 5.3.5GRP
The FSA will specify a minimum levy for firms in each industry block.
FEES 5.3.6RRP
A firm must pay to the FSA a general levy towards the costs of operating the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service.
FEES 5.3.8RRP
A firm'sgeneral levy under the compulsory jurisdiction16 is calculated as follows: (1) identify each of the tariff bases set out in FEES 5 Annex 1 which apply to the relevant business of the firm for the relevant year; 16(2) for each of those tariff bases, calculate the sum payable in relation to the relevant business of the firm for that year;(3) add together the amounts calculated under (2).
FEES 5.3.9RRP
For the purpose of FEES 5.3.6 R and FEES 5.3.8 R, a member of the Society of Lloyd's or a managing agent at Lloyd's will not in that capacity be treated as a firm. But the Society of Lloyd's will pay a general levy in respect of Lloyd's insurance business conducted with eligible complainants.
FEES 5.3.10RRP
For the purpose of FEES 5.3, references to relevant business for a firm which falls in industry block 16 or 17 and which so elects under FEES 5 Annex 1, are references to the firm's total amount of annual income reported in accordance with Part 2 of FEES 4.16
FEES 7.1.2GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the requirements on the persons listed in FEES 7.1.1 R to pay annual CFEB levies in order to establish and fund the CFEB.
FEES 7.1.6GRP
The FSA must have regard to other anticipated sources of funding of the costs described in FEES 7.1.4 G when setting the CFEB levy.
FEES 7.1.7GRP
The amounts to be paid under the CFEB levy may include a component to cover the FSA's expenses in collecting the payments.
FEES 7.1.8GRP
The FSA must pay to the CFEB the amounts that it receives under the CFEB levy apart from amounts in respect of its collection costs (which it may keep).
FEES 7.1.10GRP
This chapter sets out the method by which the CFEB levy will be calculated. Details of the actual levy payable will vary from year to year, depending on the CFEB's annual budget. These details are set out in FEES 7 Annex 1. New details will be prepared and consulted on for each financial year.
FEES 6.5.2AGRP
4The use made by FSCS of borrowing facilities to provide liquidity until the next levy does not affect the allocation of costs incurred or anticipated.
FEES 6.5.5RRP
4(1) A participant firm must pay to the FSCS a share of each compensation costs levy unless either the firm is exempt under FEES 6.2 (Exemption) or the FSCS has chosen to exercise its discretion under FEES 6.3.23 R in respect of that firm.4(2) If a levy relates solely to costs allocated in excess of a particular levy limit (1) does not apply to a participant firm member of the sub-class or class whose levy limit has been exceeded.4
FEES 6.5.9RRP

A firm which becomes a participant firm part way through a financial year of the compensation scheme will not be liable to pay a share of a compensation costs levy made in that year.4

FEES 6.5.9ARRP
6FEES 6.4.10AR applies to the calculation of a participant firm'scompensation costs levy and its tariff base as it applies to the calculation of its specific costs levy.
FEES 6.5.16RRP
If a participant firm does not submit a complete statement by the date on which it is due in accordance with FEES 6.5.13 R and any prescribed submission procedures:(1) the firm must pay an administrative fee of £250 (but not if it is already subject to an administrative fee under FEES 4 Annex 2 Part 1 or FEES 5.4.1 R for the same financial year); and(2) the compensation costs levy and any specific costs levy will be calculated using (where relevant) the valuation or valuations
FEES 2.3.1RRP
If it appears to the FSA, the FSCS (in relation to any FSCS levy only) 2 or the3FOS Ltd (in relation to any FOS case fee only), that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case, the payment of any fee, FSCS levy2,3FOS levy or CFEB levy3would be inequitable, the FSA, the FSCS2 or the3FOS Ltd, as relevant, may (unless FEES 2.3.2B R applies)1 reduce or remit all or part of the fee or levy in question which would otherwise be payable.
FEES 2.3.2RRP
If it appears to the FSA, the FSCS (in relation to any FSCS levy only)2 or the3FOS Ltd (in relation to any FOS case fee only), that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case to which FEES 2.3.1R does not apply, the retention by the FSA, the FSCS,2 the3FOS Ltd or the CFEB3, as relevant, of a fee, FSCS levy2,3FOS levy or CFEB levy3which has been paid would be inequitable, the FSA, the FSCS2, the3FOS Ltd or the CFEB3, may (unless FEES 2.3.2B R applies)1 refund all
FEES 2.3.2AGRP
1A poor estimate or forecast by a fee or levy 2payer, when providing information relevant to an applicable tariff base, is unlikely, of itself, to amount to an exceptional circumstance for the purposes of FEES 2.3.1 R or FEES 2.3.2 R. By contrast, a mistake of fact or law by a fee or levy 2payer may give rise to such a claim.
FEES 2.3.2BRRP
1The FSA or the FSCS2may not consider a claim under FEES 2.3.1 R and/or FEES 2.3.2 R to reduce, remit or refund any overpaid amounts paid by a fee or levy2 payer in respect of a particular period, due to a mistake of fact or law by the fee or levy2 payer, if the claim is made by the fee or levy2 payer more than 2 years after the beginning of the period to which the overpayment relates.
FEES 2.1.1RRP
119This119 chapter applies to every person who is required to pay a fee or share of a levy to the FSA, FOS Ltd or FSCS, as the case may be, by a provision of the Handbook.
FEES 2.1.4GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the general provisions applicable to those who are required to pay fees or levies to the5FSA, case fees to the5FOS Ltd5or a share of the FSCS levy.
FEES 2.1.5GRP
Paragraph 17 of Schedule 1 to2 and section 99 of2 the Act,7 regulation 92 of the Payment Services Regulations and 3 regulation 59 of the Electronic Money Regulations7 enable the FSA to charge fees to cover its costs and expenses in carrying out its functions. The corresponding provisions for the FSCS levy ,5FOS levies and case fees and CFEB levies5 are set out in FEES 6.1,5FEES 5.2 and FEES 7.1.4 G5 respectively. Fee-paying payment service providers and fee-paying electronic
FEES 2.1.7GRP
The key components of the FSA fee mechanism (excluding the FSCS5levy, the FOS5 levy and case fees, and the CFEB levy5which are dealt with in FEES 5,5FEES 6 and FEES 7)5 are:555(1) a funding requirement derived from:(a) the FSA's financial management and reporting framework;(b) the FSA's budget; and(c) adjustments for audited variances between budgeted and actual expenditure in the previous accounting year, and reserves movements (in accordance with the FSA's reserves policy);(2)
FEES 2.2.1RRP
If a person does not pay the total amount of a periodic fee (including fees relating to transaction reports43 to the FSA using the FSA's Transaction Reporting System (see SUP 17))1, FOS levy or case fee, or share of the FSCS levy or CFEB levy6, before2 the end of the2 date on which it is due, under the relevant provision in FEES 4, 5, 6 or 7, 6that person must pay an additional amount as follows: 34226(1) if the fee was not paid in full before the end of the due date, an administrative
FEES 2.2.2GRP
The FSA, (for periodic fees, FOS and FSCS levies and CFEB levies),6 and the6FOS Ltd (for FOS case fees), expect to issue invoices at least 30 days before the date on which the relevant amounts fall due. FOS case fees are invoiced on a monthly basis. Accordingly it will generally be the case that a person will have at least 30 days from the issue of the invoice before an administrative fee becomes payable.2
FEES 2.2.3GRP
Paragraph 17(4) and paragraph 19B6 of Schedule 1 to6 and section 99(5) of6 the Act permit the FSA to recover fees (including fees relating to payment services,5 the issuance of electronic money8 and, where relevant, FOS levies and CFEB levies6), and section 213(6) permits the FSCS to recover shares of the FSCS levy payable, as a debt owed to the FSA and FSCS respectively, and the FSA and the6FSCS, as relevant, will consider taking action for recovery (including interest) through
FEES 2.2.4GRP
In addition, the FSA may be entitled to take regulatory action in relation to the non-payment of fees,6FOS levies and CFEB levies. The FSA6 may also take regulatory action in relation to the non-payment of FOS case fees or share of the FSCS levy, after reference of the matter to the6FSA by the6FOS Ltd or the6FSCSrespectively. What action (if any) that is taken by the FSA will be decided upon in the light of the particular circumstances of the case.66
FEES 6.4A.1RRP
1A participant firm must pay to the FSCS a share of each MERS levy.
FEES 6.4A.2RRP
The FSCS can impose a MERS levy only if the FSCS has tried its best and has failed to obtain reimbursement of those expenses from the manager of the relevant compensation scheme.
FEES 6.4A.3RRP
The FSCS must calculate a participant firm's share of a MERS levy on a reasonable basis.
FEES 1.1.1GRP
146FEES applies to all persons required to pay a fee or levy under a provision of the Handbook. The purpose of this chapter is to set out to whom the rules and guidance in FEES apply. FEES 2 (General Provisions) contains general provisions which may apply to any type of fee payer. FEES 3 (Application, Notification and Vetting Fees) covers one-off fees payable on a particular event for example various application fees (including those in relation to authorisation, variation of
FEES 5.1.5RRP
A firm which ceases to be exempt under FEES 5.1.4 R is to be treated, for the purposes of its contribution to the general levy, as a firm to which FEES 5.8 applies.
FEES 5.1.7GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the requirements on firms to pay annual fees (through a general levy invoiced and collected by the FSA on behalf of FOS Ltd) and case fees (invoiced and collected directly by FOS Ltd) in order to fund the operation of the Financial Ombudsman Service.This Chapter4 also provides for unauthorised persons to pay case fees to FOS Ltd in respect of any relevant complaints which it handles.44
FEES 5.8.1RRP
A firm which becomes subject to the Financial Ombudsman Service part way through a financial year must pay a rateable proportion of the general levy as indicated in Table FEES 4.2.6 R, as if that table applied to the quarter in which a firm becomes subject to the Financial Ombudsman Service. 2
FEES 5.8.2RRP
(1) 1This rule deals with the calculation of:(a) a firm'sgeneral levy in the 12 months ending on the 31 March in which it obtains permission, or was authorised under the Payment Services Regulations or had its permission and/or payment services activities extended (relevant permissions)3 and the following 12 months ending on the 31 March;3 and33(b) the tariff base for the industry blocks that relate to each of the relevant permissions3.3(2) Unless this rule says otherwise, the
FEES 5.8.3GRP

1The table below sets out the period within which a firm's tariff base is calculated (the data period) for second year levies calculated under FEES 5.8.2R. The example is based on a firm that acquires permission on 1 November 2009and has a financial year ending 31 March. Where valuation dates fall before the firm receives permission it should use projected valuations in calculating its levies.

References in this table to dates or months are references to the latest one occurring before the start of the FSA's financial year unless otherwise stated.

Type of permission acquired on 1 November

Tariff base

Valuation date but for FEES 5.8.2R

Data period under FEES 5.8.2R

Insurers - general

Relevant annual gross premium income

31 March 2009- so projected valuations will be used

1 November to 31 December 2009.

Fund managers (including those holding client money/assets and not holding client money/assets

Relevant funds under management

Valued at 31 December

Valued at 31 December

Advisory arrangers, dealers or brokers holding and controlling client money and/or assets

Number of relevant persons approved to perform the customer function with certain exclusions

Relevant approved persons as at 31 December

Relevant approved persons as at 31 December

DISP 4.2.6RRP
The following rules in FEES apply to VJ participants as part of the standard terms, but substituting 'VJ participant' for 'firm':(1) FEES 2.2.1 R (late payment) but substituting 'FOS Ltd' for 'the FSA';(2) FEES 2.3.1 R and 2.3.2 R (remission of fees);(3) FEES 4.2.6 R (1)(b) (periodic fees);(4) FEES 5.3.6 R (general levy) but substituting:(a) 'Voluntary Jurisdiction' for 'Compulsory Jurisdiction'; and(b) 'FOS Ltd' for 'the FSA';(5) FEES 5.3.8 R (calculation of general levy) but
DISP 4.2.7RRP
A VJ participant may not withdraw from the Voluntary Jurisdiction unless:(1) the VJ participant has submitted to FOS Ltd a written plan for:(a) notifying its existing customers of its intention to withdraw; and(b) handling complaints against it before its withdrawal;(2) the VJ participant has paid the general levy for the year in which it withdraws and any other fees payable; and(3) FOS Ltd has approved in writing both the VJ Participant's plan and the date of withdrawal (which
FEES 5.9.3GRP
4Licensees will also continue to be liable for any case fees relating to chargeable cases closed by the Financial Ombudsman Service after they cease to be licensees. Licensees will be charged the standard case fee where the complaint was closed by the Financial Ombudsman Service before the end of the year in which they ceased to be licensees. The special case fee will apply to any complaint closed after the end of that year since the licensee will no longer be contributing to
FEES 6.2.8RRP
1For the purposes of FEES 6.2.1 R a participant firm will only be exempt from a specific costs levy or compensation costs levy for any given financial year if it met the conditions in FEES 6.2.1 R on 31 March of the immediately preceding financial year.
SUP 16.12.22ARRP

2The applicable data items referred to in SUP 16.12.4 R are set out according to type of firm in the table below:

11Description ofData item

Firms'15 prudential category and applicable data item (note 1)

15

BIPRU 730K firm

BIPRU 125K firmandUCITS investment firm

BIPRU 50K firm

Exempt CAD firmssubject toIPRU(INV)Chapter 13

Firms(other thanexempt CAD firms) subject toIPRU(INV)Chapter 13

Firmsthat are also in one or more ofRAGs1 to 6 and not subject toIPRU(INV)Chapter 13

Annual report and accounts

No standard format

No standard format

Annual report and accounts of the mixed-activity holding company (note 10)

No standard format

Solvency statement

No standard format (note 11)

Balance Sheet

FSA001 (note 2)

FSA001 (note 2)

FSA001 (note 2)

Section A RMAR

Income Statement

FSA002 (note 2)

FSA002 (note 2)

FSA002 (note 2)

Section B RMAR

Section B RMAR

Capital Adequacy

FSA003 (note 2)

FSA003 (note 2)

FSA003 (note 2)

FSA032

Section D1 and D2 RMAR

Credit risk

FSA004 (notes 2, 3)

FSA004 (notes 2, 3)

FSA004 (notes 2, 3)

Market risk

FSA005 (notes 2, 4)

FSA005 (notes 2, 4)

FSA005 (notes 2, 4)

Market risk - supplementary

FSA006 (note 5)

FSA006 (note 5)

FSA006 (note 5)

Operational risk

FSA007 (notes 2, 6, 7)

FSA007 (notes 2, 6, 7)

FSA007 (notes 2, 6, 7)

Large exposures

FSA008 (Notes 2, 615)

15

FSA008 (Notes 2, 615)

15

FSA008 (Notes 2, 615)

15

UK integrated group large exposures

FSA018 (note 12)

FSA018 (note 12)

FSA018 (note 12)

Solo consolidation data

FSA016

FSA016

FSA016

Pillar 2 questionnaire

FSA019 (note 8)

FSA019 (note 8)

FSA019 (note 8)

Non-EEA sub-group

FSA028 (note 9)

FSA028 (note 9)

FSA028 (note 9)

Professional indemnity insurance (note 15)

Section E RMAR

Section E RMAR

Section E RMAR

Section E RMAR

Section E RMAR

Threshold Conditions

Section F RMAR

Section F RMAR

Training and Competence

Section G RMAR

Section G RMAR

Section G RMAR

Section G RMAR

Section G RMAR

Section G RMAR

COBS data

Section H RMAR

Section H RMAR

Section H RMAR

Section H RMAR

Section H RMAR

Section H RMAR

Client money and client assets

Section C RMAR

Section C RMAR

Section C RMAR

Section C RMAR

Section C RMAR

Fees and levies

Section J RMAR

Section J RMAR

Section J RMAR

Section J RMAR

Section J RMAR

IRB portfolio risk

FSA045 (note 13)

FSA045 (note 13)

FSA045 (note 13)

Securitisation: non-trading book15

FSA046 (note 14)

FSA046 (note 14)

FSA046 (note 14)

13Daily Flows

FSA047 (Notes 16, 19 and 21)

13Enhanced Mismatch Report

FSA048 (Notes 16, 19 and 21)

13Liquidity Buffer Qualifying Securities

FSA050 (Notes 17, 20 and 21)

13Funding Concentration

FSA051 (Notes 17, 20 and 21)

13Pricing data

FSA052 (Notes 17, 20 and 21)

13Retail and corporate funding

FSA053 (Notes 17, 20 and 21)

13Currency Analysis

FSA054 (Notes 17, 20 and 21)

13Systems and Controls Questionnaire

FSA055 (Note 18)

15Securitisation: trading book

FSA058 (Note 22)

FSA058 (Note 22)

FSA058 (Note 22)

Note 1

When submitting the completed data item required, a firm must use the format of the data item set out in SUP 16 Annex 24 R, or SUP 16 Annex 18A R in the case of the RMAR. Guidance notes for completion of the data items are contained in SUP 16 Annex 25 G, or SUP 16 Annex 18B G in the case of the RMAR.

Note 2

Firms that are members of a UK consolidation group are also required to submit this report on a UK consolidation group basis.

Note 3

This applies to a firm that is required to submit data item FSA003 and, at any tine within the 12 months up to its latest accounting reference date ("the relevant period"), was reporting data item FSA004 ("Firm A") or not reporting this item ("Firm B").

In the case of Firm A it must report this data item if one or both of its last two submissions in the relevant period show that the threshold was exceeded.

In the case of Firm B it must report this item if both the last two submissions in the relevant period show that the threshold has been exceeded.

The threshold is exceeded where data element 77A in data item FSA003 is greater than £10 million, or its currency equivalent, at the relevant reporting date for the firm.

Note 4

This applies to a firm that is required to submit data item FSA003 and, at any time within the 12 months up to its latest accounting reference date ("the relevant period"), was reporting data item FSA005 ("Firm A") or not reporting this item ("Firm B").

In the case of Firm A it must report this data item if one or both of its last two submissions in the relevant period show that the threshold was exceeded.

In the case of Firm B it must report this item if both the last two submissions in the relevant period show that the threshold has been exceeded.

The threshold is exceeded where data element 93A in data item FSA003 is greater than £50 million, or its currency equivalent, at the relevant reporting date for the firm.

Note 5

Only applicable to firms with a VaR model permission.

Note 6

This will not be applicable to BIPRUlimited activity firms or BIPRUlimited licence firms unless they have a waiver under BIPRU 6.1.2 G.

Note 7

This is only applicable to a firm that has adopted, in whole or in part, either the standardised approach, alternative standardised approach, or advanced measurement approach under BIPRU 6.

Note 8

Only applicable to BIPRUinvestment firms that:

(a) are subject to consolidated supervision under BIPRU 8, except those that are either included within the consolidated supervision of a group that includes a UK credit institution, or that have been granted an investment firm consolidation waiver; or

(b) have been granted an investment firm consolidation waiver; or

(c) are not subject to consolidated supervision under BIPRU 8.

A BIPRU investment firm under (a) must complete the report on the basis of its UK consolidation group. A BIPRU investment firm under (b) or (c) must complete the report on the basis of its solo position.

Note 9

This will be applicable to firms that are members of a UK consolidation group on the reporting date.

Note 10

Only applicable to a firm whose ultimate parent is a mixed-activity holding company.

Note 11

Only applicable to firms that have an IRB permission to use the IRB approach and BIPRU 4.

Note 12

Members of a UK integrated group should only submit this data item at the UK integrated group level.

Note 13

Only applicable to firms that have an IRB permission.

Note 14

Only applicable to firms that hold securitisation positions, or are the originator or sponsor of15securitisations of non-trading bookexposures15.

Note 15

This item only applies to firms that are subject to an FSA requirement to hold professional indemnity insurance and are not exempt CAD firms.

13Note 16

A firm must complete this item separately on each of the following bases (if applicable).

(1) It must complete it on a solo basis. Therefore even if it has a solo consolidation waiver it must complete the item on an unconsolidated basis by reference to the firm alone.

(2) If it is a group liquidity reporting firm in a DLG by default and is a UK lead regulated firm, it must complete the item on the basis of that group.

(3) If it is a group liquidity reporting firm in a UK DLG by modification, it must complete the item on the basis of that group.

(4) If it is a group liquidity reporting firm in a non-UK DLG by modification, it must complete the item on the basis of that group.

13Note 17

A firm must complete this item separately on each of the following bases that are applicable.

(1) It must complete it on a solo basis unless it is a group liquidity reporting firm in a UK DLG by modification. Therefore even if it has a solo consolidation waiver it must complete the item on an unconsolidated basis by reference to the firm alone.

(2) If it is a group liquidity reporting firm in a UK DLG by modification, it must complete the item on the basis of that group.

13Note 18

If it is a non-ILAS BIPRU firm, it must complete it on a solo basis. Therefore even if it has a solo consolidation waiver it must complete the item on an unconsolidated basis by reference to the firm alone.

13Note 19

(1) This item must be reported in the reporting currency.

(2) If any data element is in a currency or currencies other than the reporting currency, all currencies (including the reporting currency) must be combined into a figure in the reporting currency.

(3) In addition, all material currencies (which may include the reporting currency) must each be recorded separately (translated into the reporting currency). However if:

(a) the reporting frequency is (whether under a rule or under a waiver) quarterly or less than quarterly; or

(b) the only material currency is the reporting currency;

(3) does not apply.

(4) If there are more than three material currencies for this data item, (3) only applies to the three largest in amount. A firm must identify the largest in amount in accordance with the following procedure.

(a) For each currency, take the largest of the asset or liability figure as referred to in the definition of material currency.

(b) Take the three largest figures from the resulting list of amounts.

(5) The date as at which the calculations for the purposes of the definition of material currency are carried out is the last day of the reporting period in question.

(6) The reporting currency for this data item is whichever of the following currencies the firm chooses, namely USD (the United States Dollar), EUR (the euro), GBP (sterling), JPY (the Japanese Yen), CHF (the Swiss Franc), CAD (the Canadian Dollar) or SEK (the Swedish Krona).

13Note 20

Note 19 applies, except that paragraph (3) does not apply, meaning that material currencies must not be recorded separately.

13Note 21

Any changes to reporting requirements caused by a firm receiving an intra-group liquidity modification (or a variation to one) do not take effect until the first day of the next reporting period applicable under the changed reporting requirements for the data item in question if the firm receives that intra-group liquidity modification or variation part of the way through such a period. If the change is that the firm does not have to report a particular data item or does not have to report it at a particular reporting level, the firm must nevertheless report that item or at that reporting level for any reporting period that has already begun. This paragraph is subject to anything that the intra-group liquidity modification says to the contrary.

15Note 22

Only applicable to firms that hold securitisation positions, or are the originator or sponsor of securitisations of trading bookexposures.

SUP 16.12.28ARRP

2The applicable data items, reporting frequencies and submission deadlines referred to in SUP 16.12.4 R are set out in the table below. Reporting frequencies are calculated from a firm'saccounting reference date, unless indicated otherwise. The due dates are the last day of the periods given in the table below following the relevant reporting frequency period.

Description of data item11

Data item11 (note 1)

Frequency

Submission deadline

Annual regulated business revenue up to and including £5 million

Annual regulated business revenue over £5 million

Balance Sheet

Section A RMAR

Half yearly

Quarterly

30 business days

Income Statement

Section B RMAR

Half yearly

Quarterly

30 business days

Capital Adequacy

Section D1 RMAR

Half yearly

Quarterly

30 business days

Professional indemnity insurance

(note 2)11

Section E RMAR

Half yearly

Quarterly 11

11

30 business days

Threshold Conditions

Section F RMAR

Half yearly

Half yearly

30 business days

Training and Competence

Section G RMAR

Half yearly

Half yearly

30 business days

COBS11 data

Section H RMAR

Half yearly

Half yearly

30 business days

Supplementary product sales data

Section I RMAR

Half yearly11

11

Annually

30 business days

Client money and client assets

Section C RMAR

Half yearly

Quarterly

30 business days

Fees and levies

Section J RMAR

Annually

Annually

30 business days

Note 1

When submitting the completed data item required, a firm must use the format of the data item set out in SUP 16 Annex 18A. Guidance notes for the completion of the data items is set out in SUP 16 Annex 18B.

11Note 2

This item only applies to firms that may be subject to an FSA requirement to hold professional indemnity insurance and are not exempt CAD firms.

FEES 6.6.1RRP
If an incoming EEA firm, which is a BCD credit institution, an IMD insurance intermediary or MiFID investment firm1, is a participant firm, the FSCS must give the firm such discount (if any) as is appropriate on the share of any levy it would otherwise be required to pay, taking account of the nature of the levy and the extent of the compensation coverage provided by the firm's Home State scheme.1