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Effect and validity of authorisation

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Rule 21: Effect and validity of authorisation


A grant of authorisation takes effect from the date of the decision unless otherwise stated.


Authorisation continues in force unless it ceases to have effect in accordance with Rule 21.3.


An authorised body's authorisation ceases to have effect so that the body is no longer authorised by the SRA under these rules:


from the time that the authorisation is revoked under Rule 22;


at any time during which the authorisation is suspended;


subject to Part 6, if the body is wound up or for any other reason ceases to exist; or


if in relation to a licensed body, the body is issued with a licence by another approved regulator.