FCA sets out new fee proposals

3rd December 2021

The FCA is consulting on proposed changes to the fees financial services firms pay to cover the cost of regulation.

The minimum fee, which has remained largely unchanged over the last decade, would increase from £1,151 to £2,200. The FCA is also proposing changes to the calculation of consumer credit firm fees to bring them more into line with other firm fees.

The fee increase would better reflect the costs associated with the authorisation and supervision of 51,000 firms throughout the UK.

As part of its transformation to a more innovative and assertive regulator, the FCA has committed to invest £120 million over the next three years to strengthen its ability to identify firms and individuals of concern. These changes are designed to benefit both consumers and firms.

In addition, the FCA is proposing changes to the calculation of consumer credit firm fees to bring them more into line with other firm fees.

The consultation closes on 31st January 2022.