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Policy and Public Affairs

Pensions independent governance committees: perceptions of value

02 May 2017
Summary of extensive research into the new Independent Governance Committees set up by defined-contribution pension providers.

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FCA Business Plan 2017-18, Risk Outlook and Future Mission

21 April 2017
The FCA Business Plan sets out potential risks and priorities for the year. Technology figures strongly on the regulator's list of areas to ...

Will planning in the era of the residence nil rate band

13 April 2017
As surely everybody knows by now, for deaths occurring after 5 April 2017 an additional IHT allowance is available in respect of a residenc ...

Rewards without all of the risks

13 April 2017
Investors seem to be a little less convinced about reflation trades now than they did at the turn of the year. Back then the rise in inflat ...

CII and IFC join forces to tackle insurance gap for women globally

11 April 2017
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, have signed a memora ...

FCA CP16-42 on FSCS funding »
The Personal Finance Society welcomes the review of FSCS funding and the implicit recognition within the consultation that the current system is unfair to Financial Adviser intermediaries.
Spring budget 2017 summary »
This summary has been prepared very rapidly by Taxbriefs and is for general information only. It is recommended to seek competent professional advice before taking or refraining from taking action on the basis of the contents of this publication. The guide represents the authors understanding of the law and HM Revenue & Customs practice as at 9th March 2017, which are subject to change.
Spring Budget 2017 »
This briefing provides some background and high level analysis of the areas of the Chancellor's Budget that will be of interest to Chartered Insurance Institute members. The note covers economic background and context, key policy announcements (taxation, long-term care, consumer rights and technical education), and stakeholder views.
A fall in the personal injury Discount Rate: implications »
On 27 February, the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount (or 'Ogden') rate used to calculate personal injury claims has been reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%.
Government consultation on public financial guidance »
Response to the Government's proposals to create a single financial guidance body to deliver unregulated guidance to the public. We make several suggestions, including that this body work with the advice profession to deliver a free Financial Health Check to all adults in the UK.
Consultation on pension scams »
We believe the Government, regulators and financial advice professionals have a common and joint responsibility to act in the interests of consumers by seeking out and eliminating the unscrupulous behaviour of cold callers, scammers and fraudsters.
FCA future mission consultation »
We support this fundamental review of the FCA's work going forward. Much has happened in the financial markets even since the creation of the FCA in 2012. There has been much new insight on how consumers behave with financial products and services, including the impact of technology and new processes. 
CII calls for Brexit transitional arrangements as economic confidence plummets across profession »
Economic confidence across the insurance profession falls to its lowest level since 2011 Nearly half (48%) of those working in insurance expect the economy to deteriorate in 2017 92% of those in the Lloyd's market believe securing EU passporting rights should be a top priority in Brexit negotiations The CII calls on Theresa May to make early commitment to transition arrangements post-Brexit 
CII member economic outlook and Brexit survey results »
This edition of the CII Member Survey indicates a significant fall in confidence for 2017 among CII members, across all three key indicators measuring economic, business and employment prospects. Following growth in all indices, the yearly change in 2016 is the greatest one-year fall for each index since records began in 2011.
More than just the big print: meeting the needs of an ageing population »
Providers and advisers face an on-going challenge of delivering inclusive services to the growing number of oldest old and others faced with similar complex needs.
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