Weekly Round UP 24.11.23

New Members


We warmly welcome new Affiliate Members Ansarada to the APCC.

 General News

Chancellor Jeremy Smith delivers Autumn Statement 2023 here

Returning for its 3rd year, the ICA Compliance Awards Europe 2024 recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements, innovation and

collaboration in financial crime and regulatory compliance. To be held on 27 June 2024 at the Park Plaza Westminster, London. 

The Criteria is based upon Spirit, Approach, Outcome and Validation.

The full list of the categories can be found here.

ENTER HERE by 19 January 2024.


Polite reminder to Renew Your Membership if you have received a Renewal Invite from the Ops Team   Corporate Membership Renewal


To Renew Your Affiliate Membership  click here Affiliate Membership Renewal 2023


APCC Potential Business Enquiries- Did you know many of the Enquiries are directed to us via the FCA ?


Don’t Forget APCC membership suggestions, ideas, and questions to membership@apcc.org.uk


To join our Working Groups email @APCC Membership




Changes to Form A via Connect here

FCA publication: Financial promotions on social media guidance consultation here

Financial Lives survey highlights importance of the FCA’s Consumer Duty here

FCA sets out 14-point action plan on cash savings here

FCA Authorisation operating service metrics here

FCA Bank Account Closures here

FCA Mortgage Analysis here

FCA Supporting Consumers with Pensions Transfers  here

FCA launches review of treatment of Politically Exposed Persons here

FCA PS23/13 – Introducing a gateway for firms who approve financial promotion here

FCA Improving the Appointed Representatives Regime here

FCA Public Launch Form A Connect here

FCA Blog published on improvements to the application process for authorisations and how we are making form filling easier for applicants here

FCA Nisha Arora, Director of Cross Cutting Policy, and Strategy, gave a speech

FCA Guidance for Crypto firms to help them comply with marketing rules  here

FCA Review of our approach to secondary brokers here

New FCA page for consumer investment firms here

Latest FCA Authorisations operating service metrics here

New Updates to the FCA Authorisation Pages here

Emily Shepherds Speech on “How to flex your organisation power through Culture & Conduct”  here



Bank of England PRA publishes DP2/23 click here

PRA publishes FS2/23 publishes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning click here

PRA publishes CP25/23 Supervisory Statement here



The APCC will be providing CPD evidence to every delegate that attends ANY of our events, roundtables, and workshops whether these are virtual or face to face!!

You’ll only receive your CPD evidence if you are registered as having joined the event on the day.

We would like to make attendees aware APCC Webinars are often recorded , and highlights shared on social media.




December 2023


Russell-Cooke are running a webinar for APCC members on Financial Regulation Compliance and Criminal Implications, which will be presented by Frances Murray, Partner. The session will cover: Anti-Bribery and Corruption; Anti-Money Laundering; Criminal and Corporate Offences concerning Tax Evasion; and Modern Slavery 13th December 11.30am Register Here


Bank of England Webinar 15th December 9am TBC



January 2024

Competent Adviser Webinar with Gillian Tait 17th January 10am Maintaining Competence, Enhancing Knowledge, Strengthening Your Brand  Register here

AGRC Webinar 24th January 2024 2pm – AI Compliance and machine learning Register Link Tbc


February 2024


City & Financial Cyber Security in Financial Services Summit 22nd February London APCC  20% discount code CYSEC7APCC Register Here



March 2024


AGRC Webinar 20th March 2024 2pm – Cross Border Compliance and International Register Link Tbc


April 2024


APCC Spring Conference 25th April DWF Walkie Talkie Building 20 Fenchurch Street London Register Here



May 2024  



June 2024


ICA Compliance Awards Europe 2024   Awards Ceremony 27TH June Park Plaza Westminster London



July 2024


AGRC Webinar 3rd July 2pm – Digital KYB/KYC Register Link Tbc .



Future Working Group Meetings

  1. Operational Steering Group 28th November 10am
  2. General Insurance Working Group 29th Nov 10am
  3. Additional Skilled Person Panel Meeting 6th Dec 1pm
  4. IFA Best Practice & Retirement Outcome Working Group 7th Dec 10am
  5. Education Working Group 12th December 10am – 12pm 2-hour session.
  6. FCA /Authorisations Meeting 13th Dec 11am TBC Invite Only. Face to Face Leeds office
  7. Vulnerability Working Group 19th December 2pm
  8. Financial Crime Working Group 17th January 2pm
  9. Culture Working Group 23rd January 10am -12pm 2- hour session.
  10. General Insurance Working Group 31st Jan 10am



APCC Working Group Minutes & Updates 


Operational Steering Group to appoint a New Chairman.

We are currently using Read AI for our working groups and meetings.

May we respectfully ask that you please turn on your camera for Working Group Meeting- we would love to see you.

Should you wish to be considered Chair / Deputy Chair of a working group or to  join a Working Group please drop us an  Email @APCC Membership  or @Ian Beardmore.


APCC ESG Working Group Summary 25th Sept here

IFA Best Practice & Retirement Outcome Summary 5th Oct here

Operational Steering Group Summary 12th Oct here

Vulnerability Working Group Summary 24th October here

Culture Working Group Summary 7TH Nov  here

Crypto Working Group Summary 23rd Nov here



APCC Board Meeting 5th December 2pm at the offices of Irwin Mitchell Manchester  (Face to Face)

APCC Board Meeting Mins 5th September Here  


APCC are a Living Wage Employer for more information on becoming a Living Wage Employer

click here


APCC Member logo’s – as part of your membership benefits, you can show your APCC logo on email footers, websites etc.  Please click here to download the member logo and here for the affiliate logo.

Have you connected with us on LinkedIn?

Click to connect with the team individually.


Victoria Jones  Bev Robertson  Gabby Holloway Ian Beardmore



Save the Date 2024


APCC Spring Conference 2024 LONDON at the office of DWF Walkie Talkie Building 20 Fenchurch Road London 25TH April   (face to face) .


Early Bird Rate until 31st Dec . Register Here



Any suggestions or ideas for improvement of the membership are always appreciated get in touch  @APCC Membership

As a member,  should  you have any social media content that you wish to share with us on LinkedIn, please get in touch. As well as Awards, Updates,

Events, that you may be presenting at or supporting,  let us know ! Don’t forget to tag us in your posts Association of Professional Compliance Consultants


 Have a Fab Weekend !