Final Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice to FM 247 (UK) Limited



FM 247 (UK) Limited


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

The Authority issued to FM 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 FM’s Part 4A permission.

FM 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 FM’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;

“the Decision Notice” means the Decision Notice issued to FM dated 21 November

FM 247 (UK) Limited

8 January 2018

“FM” means Apparel Craft Equipment (ACE) Ltd;

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

“the Overdue Balance” means the amount owed by FM to the Authority of £145,
comprising an invoice dated 18 October 2016 in respect of fees and levies, which
was due for payment by 17 November 2016;

“the Principles” means the Authority’s Principles for Businesses;

“the Return” means the CCR007 (key data) return for the period ended 30
September 2016, which FM was due to submit to the Authority by 11 November

“the suitability Threshold Condition” means the threshold condition stated in
Paragraph 2E of Schedule 6 to the Act;

“SUP” means the Authority’s Supervision Manual, part of the Handbook;

“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 FM dated 19 October


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 FM is failing to
satisfy the suitability Threshold Condition, in that the Authority is not satisfied
that FM is a fit and proper person having regard to all the circumstances,
including whether FM managed its business in such a way as to ensure that its
affairs were conducted in a sound and prudent manner.

This is because FM has failed to comply with the regulatory requirements to
submit the Return and pay the Overdue Balance. FM has not been open and co-
operative in all its dealings with the Authority, in that it has failed to respond
adequately to the Authority's repeated requests for it to submit the Return and
pay the Overdue Balance, 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 FM’s suitability, lead the
Authority to conclude that FM 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 FM has had a

FM 247 (UK) Limited

8 January 2018


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 FM 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 FM 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.

For more information concerning this matter generally, please contact Shahida
Choudhury at the Authority (direct line: 020 7066 9546).

Enforcement and Market Oversight Division


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