UK Finance and AFME respond to FCA CP23/31

UK Finance and its members have welcomed this opportunity to put forward our views and recommendations for enhancing the UK’s listing regime, and support the FCA’s programme of reforms to strengthen UK capital markets.

Responding jointly with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), we express our overall support for the proposals. We strongly welcome the FCA’s ambition to achieve a balance between flexibility and accessibility for issuers, as well as to ensure appropriate safeguards to preserve market integrity and support investors’ decision-making both at IPO and once listed. Our response to this consultation focusses on recommending targeted adjustments to ensure that the operation of the new regime in practice will reflect the policy objectives it has been designed to achieve.

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