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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.

Article 5 Impact of the benchmark on markets

The further criteria to be considered by the competent authority under Article 25(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 in taking into account the impact of the benchmark on markets shall include at least the following:

  1. (a)

    in cases where the benchmark has particular relevance for a specific market or markets, whether the unreliability of the benchmark would have a disruptive effect on the functioning of that market or those markets and whether there are adequate substitutes for that benchmark;

  2. (b)

    in cases where the benchmark qualifies as a significant benchmark by virtue of point (b) of Article 24(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011, and where the information is known to the competent authority, any relevant quantitative relation of financial instruments, financial contracts, or investment funds referencing the benchmark to the total value of the respective instruments in a Member State.