Our latest EU withdrawal updates
12 November 2019: On Thursday 31 October 2019 the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published member state responses to its February 2019 ‘Recommendations for the insurance sector in light of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union’. The responses are available on EIOPA’s website.
The French regulator, Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR), has indicated in its response that it does not intend to comply with EIOPA’s Recommendation 6, relating to insurance policies originally sold in the United Kingdom by UK insurers to policyholders now resident/established in France.
For more information please see the ‘PRA Statement on Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) response to EIOPA Recommendations for the Insurance Sector in light of the United Kingdom’s withdrawing from the European Union’.
17 October 2019: We, HM Treasury, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between HM Treasury, the Bank of England (Bank), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and FCA. This sets out how the parties to the MoU expect to coordinate their respective functions in relation to equivalence and exemption determinations. These are new functions that will be transferred to UK authorities in the context of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and will come into effect from exit day.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is established in accordance with regulation 6 of the Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.