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Policy and Public Affairs

Policy briefing: Budget 2008 »
The current chancellor's first Budget came as no major surprise to most sectors. The following points are especially relevant to the financial services and insurance industry:Reforms to financial services taxation: measures include insurance taxation, Islamic finance, the Thoresen review and the upcoming financial capability action plan.
Policy briefing: FSA business plan 2008 »
The FSA published on 6 February its 2008 Business Plan which sets out its priorities for the coming year and attempts to address the risks highlighted in its recent Financial Risk Outlook. The document details the FSA's plans regarding heightened supervisory oversight in areas such as firms' liquidity.
FSA Financial Risk Outlook 2008 »
The FSA published on 29 January its 2008 Financial Risk Outlook describing the issues which, in its view, pose a risk to the market. After a summary of the UK and global economic climate, it discusses the priority risks, and examines other sector-specific risks. This study is part of an annual process which feeds into the regulator's business plan expected on 5 February ...
Insurance and climate change »
This paper examines climate change mitigation and adaptation from an insurance industry perspective, with particular reference to London and the USA.