On August 11, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced it was commencing the final phase of work on its new website. After years of criticism for not being user-friendly, the FCA re-launched its website in June 2016 with improvements aiming to make the website “task-driven” and accessible across multiple devices (PCs, tablets and mobiles). The FCA also created a dedicated section for financial markets to highlight the latest developments in markets policy, news and resources. The FCA has announced that this final phase of work is to redesign the News and Publications sections of the website to enhance search and filter tools and to include timeline information for new publications (e.g., to show that a particular document is open for consultation, closed or subject to a final policy statement). The FCA expects the website to be completed in September 2016 and accessible, once again, from www.fca.org.uk.

A copy of the FCA’s press release is available here.