The FCA is consulting on extending the deadline for the following requirements from 9 December 2020 to 31 March 2021: the date the Conduct Rules come into force; the deadline for submission of information about Directory Persons to the FS Register; changing references in the rules to the deadline for assessing Certified Persons as fit and proper (which has been announced by HM Treasury).  The purpose of this is to ensure alignment with the deadline by which firms must have first assessed the fitness and propriety of their Certified Staff (31 March 2021).