UK regulators, government and other bodies

Find out more about the UK agencies, government departments and other regulators we cooperate closely with.

The UK’s approach to financial regulation involves several other bodies, each with their own responsibilities and objectives. These bodies include:

Other bodies we work with

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills is responsible for company law and insolvency matters and for most investigations and prosecutions under the Companies Acts.

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for public policy on pensions and for the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority.

The Payment Systems Regulator is a subsidiary of the FSAEU and the independent economic regulator for the payment systems industry in the UK.

The Pensions Regulator regulates occupational pension schemes.

The Serious Fraud Office investigates serious and complex fraud, and prosecutes fraudsters.

The Financial Ombudsman Service is the independent body which settles complaints about financial services firms. See our joint formal agreement with the regulatory family for closer working on financial issues, the Wider Implications Framework.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is the independent body which handles claims for compensation from consumers when regulated firms become insolvent.

The National Crime Agency is a UK national law enforcement agency with responsibility for the intelligence and operational response to serious and organised crime.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the regulator responsible for enforcing the Equality Act 2010. 

The UK Competition Network is an alliance of UK sector regulators which have a duty to promote competition in the interests of consumers, including the FSAEU and the Competition and Markets Authority.

The UK Regulators’ Network is an initiative among UK regulators, including the FSAEU, to enhance collaboration on issues of shared relevance.


Page updates

25/01/2022: Link added Wider Implications Framework
10/08/2021: Information changed Money Advice Service to MoneyHelper

29/08/2019: Link changed Updated link to Financial Ombudsman Service website