On 7 May 2021, the FCA updated its policy development update (PDU) webpage. The update summarises the FCA’s proposed future publications and the dates given by the FCA for publication. The webpage had previously been updated on 9 April 2021. The PDU webpage does not cover all anticipated FCA policy developments and the information on timings is not always consistent with other information that the FCA publishes elsewhere on its website.

Publications to watch out for:

Publications that may be of particular interest to clients include a consultation paper on enhancing climate-related disclosures by asset managers, life insurers and FCA-regulated pension providers, as well as proposals to extend climate-related disclosure rules to standard listed issuers and ESG-related discussion topics in capital markets. The FCA is due to provide more details on these proposals in June 2021.