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 7 Importance of the benchmark to financial stability

The further criteria to be considered by the FCA under Article 25(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 in taking into account the importance of the benchmark to financial stability shall include at least an assessment of the relationship between the total value of the financial instruments, financial contracts and investment funds referencing the benchmark and the value of the total assets of the financial sector and of the banking sector in the United Kingdom, where that information is known to the FCA.