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    02/19/2024
    On January 29, 2024, the Data Reporting Services Regulations 2024 (SI 2024/107) were made. The Data Reporting Services Regulations 2024 will enter into force on the same day that the Data Reporting Services Regulations 2017 are revoked, which is April 5, 2024, according to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2023. The Data Reporting Services Regulations 2024 will replace the Data Reporting Services Regulations 2017, restating with modifications some of the 2017 content.

    The Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 granted the FCA power to make rules for data reporting service providers (DRSPs), of which there are three types- Approved Publication Arrangements, Approved Reporting Mechanisms and Consolidated Tape Providers. DRSPs generally facilitate compliance by investment firms of their regulatory reporting obligations, ensuring that market data is accessible and supporting effective price formation and best execution.

    The Data Reporting Services Regulations 2024 set the regulatory perimeter of the U.K.'s regime for DRSPs, set out the authorization regime for providing a data reporting service, and restate the FCA's supervisory and enforcement powers. The FCA is also given powers to run a tender process to select U.K. CTPs for a particular asset class. No CTP is yet established in the U.K. or the EU. The FCA published its final framework for a consolidated tape for bonds in December 2023, and the tender process for the bond CTP will progress through 2024.