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.

ANNEX IV Validation rules

The data items set out in Annex I shall be subject to validation rules ensuring data quality and consistency. The validation rules shall meet the following criteria:

  1. (a)

    define the logical relationships between relevant data points;

  2. (b)

    include filters and preconditions that define a set of data to which a validation rule applies;

  3. (c)

    check the consistency of the reported data;

  4. (d)

    check the accuracy of the reported data;

  5. (e)

    set default values which shall be applied where the relevant information has not been reported.