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
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.