The handling of the section 166 Report into Royal Bank of Scotland’s treatment of SME customers transferred to GRG is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA has stated that conducting section 166 reports on the basis that they will not be published supports their effective use as an important supervisory tool.
The FCA has published a detailed summary of the main findings from the skilled persons report. The FCA announced it is investigating the matters arising from the report and focussing on whether there is any basis for it to take further action. It would not be appropriate for the government to comment further whilst this process is ongoing.