Solvency II

Solvency II sets out regulatory requirements for insurance firms and groups, covering financial resources, governance and accountability, risk assessment and management, supervision, reporting and public disclosure.

Latest Solvency II updates

11 October 2019: We published Consultation Paper 26/19 ‘Solvency II: Adjusting for the reduction of loss absorbency where own fund instruments are taxed on conversion’. Responses to the consultation are requested by Monday 13 January 2020.

30 September 2019: We published PS21/19 ‘Responses to CP13/19 Occasional Consultation Paper’, which includes material relevant to Solvency II insurers. 

27 September 2019: We published the following publications relevant to Solvency II insurers:


Solvency II came into force on 1 January 2016. You can see the full directive, and read more about Solvency II from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority.

Firms can apply for a Solvency II approval, a waiver or modification of rules, and find out about regulatory reporting under Solvency II.

Please see The National Archives for historic Solvency II information.

Solvency II news and publications

This page was last updated 11 October 2019
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