The FCA has updated its webpage on benchmarks.
In the webpage the FCA states that in Policy Statement 15/6: Bringing additional benchmarks into the regulatory and supervisory regime it noted that some respondents to its consultation had expressed concerns regarding pricing and costs being passed onto users of benchmarks. The FCA stated that it would consider whether it would need to change the rules in MAR 8 and would consult further should it propose to introduce changes. The FCA now states that it will consult on a rule requiring administrators to offer fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory access and pricing arrangements. The FCA intends to consult in Q2 2015.
View FCA webpage – benchmarks, 27 March 2015