Consultation outcome

Reforms to the investment bank special administration regime

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The Treasury consulted on its proposed reforms to the special administration regime (SAR) for investment banks. Having considered the consultation responses, the government has implemented key recommendations of the Peter Bloxham review of the SAR in order to speed up and simplify the process of SAR administrations. The impact assessment contains a summary of consultation responses.

See the legislation, explanatory memorandum and impact assessment.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on proposed reforms to the special administration regime for investment banks.

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Consultation description

In January 2014 the government published Peter Bloxham’s review of the special administration regime (SAR) for investment banks. Mr Bloxham’s review recommended that the SAR should be retained, and proposed 72 reforms to strengthen the regime.

This consultation aims to gather views on the government’s proposed reforms to the SAR in response to Mr Bloxham’s review. These reforms will strengthen the SAR by making it simpler and more robust. This will reduce the costs of administration for clients and creditors and provide for improved legal certainty.

The consultation should be read alongside the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) discussion paper, which considers changes to FCA rules also in response to Mr Bloxham’s review.

Documents

Reforms to investment bank special administration regime

Draft statutory guidance

Published 9 March 2016
Last updated 14 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated with summary
  2. Updated with FCA link
  3. First published.