Capita Life & Pensions Regulated Services Limited
Explanation of compliance with the Remuneration Code
Capita Life & Pensions Regulated Services Limited (“CLPRS”) is a firm subject not just to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), but also the obligations of the EU’s Capital Requirements Directive and associated Regulation (“CRD/CRR”).
Article 96 of the CRD, as transposed into Chapter 19.3A of the FCA “Senior management, systems and controls” (“SYSC”) sourcebook, requires a firm that maintains a website to explain on the website how it complies with the Remuneration Code:
The purpose of this material is therefore to satisfy that obligation.
The Remuneration Code is designed to ensure that firms have risk-focused remuneration policies, which are consistent with and promote effective risk management and do not expose them to excessive risk.
It requires firms to maintain formal policies and procedures implementing the Code’s provisions which amplify the over-arching objective above.
CLPRS has implemented a formal remuneration policy that addresses all the Code’s requirements and applies to all remuneration and employees subject to the Code. The policy is subject to oversight and periodic (at least annual) review by the CLPRS Board. A list of the staff subject to the provisions of the Code applying to certain, more senior, categories of employee, is also maintained and is also subject to periodic review.
Because the Code applies to all CRD/CRR firms, it covers a wide-range of institutions, from smaller, simpler organisations (such as CLPRS), to the largest banks. The Code therefore allows for the disapplication or proportionate implementation of certain obligations. The CLPRS Board, having regard to the nature, scale and complexity of its activities, and also taking account of its status as a wholly-owned Capita plc subsidiary, has concluded that it is appropriate and in the Company’s interests to make use of such flexibility. Where disapplication or proportionate implementation has occurred, then this is reflected in the formal policy.