Final Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice to Barbers Box Ltd


Barbers Box Ltd

FRN: 720631

Dated: 21 June 2018


For the reasons set out in this Final Notice, the Authority hereby takes the
following action against BBL.

The Authority issued to BBL the Decision Notice which notified it that for the
reasons given below and pursuant to section 55J of the Act, the Authority had
decided to cancel BBL’s Part 4A permission.

BBL has not referred the matter to the Tribunal within 28 days of the date on
which the Decision Notice was issued to it.

Accordingly, the Authority has today cancelled BBL’s Part 4A permission.


The definitions below are used in this Final Notice:

“the Act” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

“the Authority” means the Financial Conduct Authority;

“BBL” means Barbers Box Ltd;

““BBL’s Part 4A permission” means the permission granted by the Authority to
BBL pursuant to Part 4A of the Act;

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“the Decision Notice” means the Decision Notice issued to BBL dated 17 May

“the Return” means the CCR007 return for the period ended 30 April 2017, which
BBL was due to submit to the Authority by 13 June 2017;

“the suitability Threshold Condition” means the Threshold Condition set out in
paragraph 2E of Schedule 6 to the Act;

“the Threshold Conditions” means the threshold conditions set out in Schedule 6
to the Act;

“the Tribunal” means the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber); and

“the Warning Notice” means the Warning Notice issued to BBL dated 25 April


On the basis of the facts and matters and conclusions described in the Warning
Notice and in the Decision Notice, it appears to the Authority that BBL is failing to
satisfy the suitability Threshold Condition, in that the Authority is not satisfied
that BBL is a fit and proper person having regard to all the circumstances,
including whether BBL managed its business in such a way as to ensure that its
affairs were conducted in a sound and prudent manner.

This is because BBL has failed to comply with the regulatory requirement to
submit the Return. BBL has not been open and co-operative in all its dealings
with the Authority, in that BBL has failed to respond adequately to the Authority's
repeated requests for it to submit the Return, and has thereby failed to comply
with Principle 11 of the Authority's Principles for Businesses and to satisfy the
Authority that it is ready, willing and organised to comply with the requirements
and standards under the regulatory system.

These failures, which are significant in the context of BBL’s suitability, lead the
Authority to conclude that BBL has failed to manage its business in such a way as
to ensure that its affairs are conducted in a sound and prudent manner, that it is
not a fit and proper person, and that it is therefore failing to satisfy the Threshold
Conditions in relation to the regulated activities for which BBL was granted a Part
4A permission.


The decision which gave rise to the obligation to give this Final Notice was made
by the Regulatory Decisions Committee.


This Final Notice is given to BBL in accordance with section 390(1) of the Act.


The Authority must publish such information about the matter to which this Final
Notice relates as the Authority considers appropriate. The information may be
published in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate. However, the
Authority may not publish information if such publication would, in the opinion of
the Authority, be unfair to BBL or prejudicial to the interest of consumers.

The Authority intends to publish such information about the matter to which this
Final Notice relates as it considers appropriate.

Authority Contact

For more information concerning this matter generally, please contact Antonella
Pavone at the Authority (direct line: 020 7066 5222).

Anna Couzens
Enforcement and Market Oversight Division


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