This is the first report in the series issued by the Financial Services Authority. It was published in December 2000, and describes the risks to the FSA’s statutory objectives and the method of assessing the impact of particular risks. It then goes on to consider how the probability of risks can be assessed. In Appendix 1 it provides five case studies of the impact/probability assessment framework, indicating the regulatory relationships that would be likely for various combinations of impact and probability. The report is available at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/policy/bnr_progress1.pdf.