New GABRIEL return for solo-regulated firms
Posted on 9 Sep 2020
A new annual reporting requirement for solo-regulated firms which fall under SM&CR has been announced by the FCA.
The Conduct Rules are one of three components to the regime and are the standards of personal conduct which hold individuals to account. They apply to all employees except for certain ancillary staff.
This new report is called ‘REP008’ and is submitted via the FCA’s GABRIEL system.
A firm will need to report if they take disciplinary action against individuals (who are not Senior Managers) for breaches of the Conduct Rules and provide details of the breach.
This includes details regarding:
- the individual who committed the breach;
- which Conduct Rules have been breached; and,
- the disciplinary action is taken. ‘Disciplinary action’ means the issuance of a formal written warning, suspension/dismissal of a person, and any reduction or recovery of remuneration.
Firms must submit the REP008 annually. This is even if there have not been any Conduct Rule breaches which result in disciplinary action being taken.
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