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.

Article 3 Policies to ensure that a contributor provides all relevant input data

The code of conduct shall include provisions requiring contributors to have in place and comply with at least the following policies:

  1. (a)

    an input data policy that includes at least a description of:

    1. (i)

      the data to be taken into account in determining the input data contribution; and

    2. (ii)

      the data that the contributor may exclude from a contribution of input data, together with the reason or reasons for which that data may be excluded;

  2. (b)

    a policy on the transmission of data to the administrator that includes at least:

    1. (i)

      a description of the process to be used for the secure transfer of data; and

    2. (ii)

      contingency plans for submitting input data in the event of technical or operational difficulties, the temporary absence of a submitter or the unavailability of the input data required by the methodology.