Final Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice to Strata Vehicle Solutions Limited


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Dated: 2 October 2017


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

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

SVSL 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 SVSL’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 SVSL dated 17 July

“the Overdue Balance” means the amount owed by SVSL to the Authority totalling
£545, comprising: an invoice dated 9 August 2016 for £250 for an administrative
fee in respect of late submission of the Return, which was due for payment by 8
September 2016; and an invoice dated 25 August 2016 for £295 in respect of
fees and levies, which was due for payment by 24 September 2016;

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

“the Return” means the CCR007 (key data) return for the period ended 30 April
2016, which SVSL was due to submit to the Authority by 14 June 2016;

“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;

“SVSL” means Strata Vehicle Solutions Limited;

“SVSL’s Part 4A permission” means the permission granted by the Authority to
SVSL pursuant to Part 4A of 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 SVSL dated 19 June



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

This is because SVSL has failed to comply with the regulatory requirements to
submit the Return and pay the Overdue Balance. SVSL 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 SVSL’s suitability, lead the
Authority to conclude that SVSL 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 SVSL has had
a 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 SVSL 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 SVSL 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 Prea Deans
at the Authority (direct line: 020 7066 2272).

John Kirby
Enforcement and Market Oversight Division


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