FCA offers £2m to improve its website

FCA offers £2m to improve its website

The Financial Conduct Authority is tendering for a £2m contract to improve its website.

The two-year contract will cover maintenance and support, security, incident management, service continuity and data storage.

It comes after the regulator awarded a £40m contract to 17 companies to monitor its cyber defences after a series of attacks on other institutions.

The contract for the FCA’s website will also cover user experience, accessibility, video, design and user testing for the editorial and digital team.

The FCA also plans to host a supplier day later this month to discuss the requirements and will issue further details once interest has been assessed.

An FCA spokesman said the contract was unconnected to the regulator’s planned improvements to its online register.

This summer the regulator is planning an overhaul of the register to make it clearer when there are suspensions and other requirements in place over a firm.

It followed criticism of the FCA’s register during the Parliamentary inquiry into the British Steel Pension Scheme debacle.

Steelworkers told MPs about their struggles using the register to find a qualified adviser to help them with their pension decisions.