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The UK government says the FCA will have the final say on crypto derivatives in the UK. They add it will be the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who will decide  as it  operates independently from the government.

The government of the United Kingdom who are currently dealing with the Brexit mess have stressed that it is the duty of regulators, not the executive, to decide whether to continue with a  proposed ban on certain  crypto derivatives  for retail investors.

On Monday the Economic Secretary to the Treasury  John Glen  responded to a series of questions related to the U.K.’s approach to  crypto-assets, including the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s ongoing consideration of the ban.

Glen said  “The final decision [“¦] is a matter for the FCA, which is operationally independent from government.”

The FCA wants to enact  a blanket ban on selling  crypto derivatives  such as contracts for difference (CFDs) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs).  

“the government continues to endorse the approach set out in that the Cryptoasset Taskforce report as the right way to facilitate innovation while protecting consumers and firms.” added Glen.

The U.K. watchdog has noted that at the time that retail investors would save between £267 million and £451 million per year. A massive sum of money they were said to have lost in trading  crypto derivatives. There has been no set time on the decision and traders in the UK lie in wait for the decision.