The FSA has delayed a policy statement on its post-2012 professionalism rules until January so it can provide a 'comprehensive rationale' about why it remains committed to the RDR to the Treasury Select Committee (TSC).
The paper, which will outline the regulator's final rules on qualifications, CPD and its supervision and enforcement of professional standards, was due to be published on Friday.
The TSC called for written evidence on the RDR in November, saying it wanted to hear stakeholders' views on whether the Review would achieve its stated outcomes, and whether those outcomes could be achieved in other, potentially better, ways.
In a statement, the FSA said: "[We] wanted to ensure we had an opportunity to provide the Treasury Select Committee with a comprehensive rationale about why we remain committed to delivering the RDR.
"The FSA plans to publish final rules and policy statement in January 2011."
The statement also said the regulator remains "fully committed" to implementing the RDR in January 2013.
Proposals for 'a transparent and fairer charging system'; 'a better qualification framework for advisers'; and 'greater clarity around the type of advice being offered' are among the RDR's stated outcomes.
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