Solvency II: Upcoming PRA consultation on amendments to the matching adjustment

Last week, Gareth Truran of the Bank of England gave a speech on behalf of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) outlining recent updates in respect of the reforms to Solvency II (so-called “Solvency UK”). The speech provides a high-level overview of the coming proposals

On 29 June 2023, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published consultation paper (CP12/23). CP12/23 is the latest in a number of consultation papers issued by HM Treasury (HMT), the Bank of England (BoE) and the PRA as part of proposals to reform Solvency II. The government’s stated intention of these reforms is to

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has launched the 2022 Insurance Stress Test (IST). The IST is run every two years and seeks information from the largest life and general insurance companies in the UK.

In a ‘Dear CEO’ letter sent to the participating firms, the PRA sets out its objectives for

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has published a discussion paper on possible reforms to the risk margin and matching adjustment in Solvency II. The discussion paper also contains a technical annex ‘Solvency II Review: Matching Adjustment and reforms to the Fundamental Spread.

Responses to the discussion paper should be submitted by 21 July

Last year (see update ) the UK Government consulted upon a series of proposed amendments to insolvency arrangements for insurance companies. The proposed amendments included clarifications and enhancements to the court’s powers under section 377 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to order a reduction of the value of an insurer’s contracts

The House of Lords has published a letter from Lord Hollick, Chair of the Industry and Regulators Committee, to John Glen MP, Secretary to the Treasury. The letter concerns the inquiry into the regulation of the commercial insurance (and reinsurance) sector in the UK.

During the inquiry the Committee heard evidence from the insurance industry