Welcome to the FCA Practitioner Panel – a statutory body representing the interests of the financial services industry in the UK regulatory framework.

We have an important statutory role in providing early input and challenge to the policies and practices of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), whose job is to ensure that UK financial markets function well.

Members are selected as senior representatives from each of the major regulated sectors.

The views of the Practitioner Panel are independent of the FCA and our work is coordinated with the FCA's other Practitioner Panels. We liaise regularly with trade associations, but do not seek to duplicate their work.

Our Panel is part of the system that the FCA has to set up to make and maintain effective arrangements for consulting practitioners and consumers on the extent to which its general policies and practices are consistent with its general duties, as set out in the Financial Services Act 2012

Annual Report

The first Annual Report of the FCA Practitioner Panel was published in July 2014.

  • 2013/14 Annual report

  • Practitioner Panel - Survey of firms' views of regulation

    The FCA Practitioner Panel published the results of its Survey of regulated firms, undertaken by GfK, on 15th July 2014. The results highlight three areas of feedback for the FCA:

  • Firms welcome a more collaborative and constructive approach;

  • Firms need time to embed changes; and

  • Firms have less confidence in the FCA's ability to achieve its competition objective than they have in its consumer protection and market integrity objectives.

  • More information on the Practitioner Panel Surveys and Research.