This accessibility statement applies to the RCEP Participant Portal which is run by the Bank of England.

How accessible RCEP is

We know some parts of RCEP are not fully accessible:

• Some pages and document attachments may not seem clearly written for users not familiar with our operational and technical requirements associated with the RTGS and CHAPS services we provide

• Some error messages in forms may not be announced by assistive technology

• Some documents are in PDF and other formats and are not fully accessible

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you read anything that's unclear on RCEP or you have any trouble using it, please let us know by emailing us at

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Bank of England is committed to making RCEP accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website complies only partly with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, for the reasons listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Error messages do not help users correct their errors

Some error messages may lack information to help users correct their errors. This issue falls under the 3.3.3 (AA) WCAG 2.1 violation(s) and not all can be fixed by us.

Links to non-HTML documents missing file type and file size information

Across RCEP, some links lack the file-type or file-size information. This issue falls under the 2.4.4 (A).

PDFs and non-HTML documents

Some documents may not be suitable for users of assistive technology in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure. If you require an accessible version of any of the documents from RCEP, please let us know by emailing us at

Content that’s outside the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared in November 2021. It was last reviewed in November 2021.