This supervisory statement is addressed to UK Solvency II firms and to Lloyd’s. It sets out the Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA’s) approach to implementing the Solvency II Directive requirements that are specific to composite firms. It should be read alongside the Composites Part of the PRA Rulebook.


In particular, this statement explains requirements regarding the following topics:

  • pursuit of life and non-life insurance activity; and
  • separation of life and non-life insurance management.


This statement expands on the PRA’s general approach as set out in its insurance approach document.1 By clearly and consistently explaining its expectations of firms in relation to the particular areas addressed, the PRA seeks to advance its statutory objectives of ensuring the safety and soundness of the firms it regulates, and contributing to securing an appropriate degree of protection for policyholders. The PRA has considered matters to which it is required to have regard, and it considers that this statement is compatible with the Regulatory Principles and relevant provisions of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006. This statement is not expected to have any direct or indirect discriminatory impact under existing UK law.



This statement has been subject to public consultation2 and reflects the feedback that was received by the PRA.