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Policy and Public Affairs

HM Treasury: public financial guidance »
The CII and PFS support the coordinated delivery of public financial guidance. It must be accessible and inclusive, in keeping with a wider national financial capability strategy, and be underpinned by appropriate professional standards.
Culture in Financial Services - a regulator's perspective »
In his last speech as Chief Executive of the PRA given at the City Week 2016 Conference before becoming CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in July, Andrew Bailey explains why organisational culture is of the upmost importance to both prudential and conduct financial regulators.
Confidence in financial advice »
The trust and confidence of consumers who use financial advice has increased by 40% since 2013, according to surveys conducted for the CII.
CII Policy Briefing: Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 »
The Act is separated into 2 parts: first, amendments to the structures of the Bank of England; and secondly, a range of legislative provisions for the UK regulatory framework.
Thinkpiece 126: The UK’s European Union Referendum June 2016 »
A Thinkpiece providing views from the opposing campaigns of the EU referendum.
Queen's Speech 2016 »
The 2016 Queen's Speech sets out the Government's flagship proposals for the coming parliamentary year.  It was announced on 18th May 2016.  As a result of the forthcoming EU referendum, the Queen's Speech is unusually light in terms of numbers, as well as controversial bills. 
Ethical Culture: CII materials »
Ethics, in terms of the CII Code of Ethics and the importance of high standards of behaviour, is central to the CII's approach. This page captures some of the key content we have in one place.
Speaking up »
As part of our ethical guidance series, the CII has updated its guidance raising awareness of speaking up and whistleblowing.
Creating & Sustaining an Ethically Resilient Culture »
This guidance sets out some practical steps to design, create and sustain an ethically resilient culture. The steps are divided into those for Top Team Development, the Management Population and the Whole Organisation.  Each of these three areas is examined in turn. This guidance can be used as an additional tool to the other CII guidance and other ethical materials.      View the briefing »
A "near miss" or too close to the mark? Balancing drone risk and regulation »
A perspective of the various aspects of drone risk and regulation, in the context of a near-miss with a BA flight on 17 April.
The Referendum on the UK’s Membership of the EU »
On 23rd June the British population were given the opportunity to vote to remain or to leave the European Community. This page provides information and links to facilitate a balanced and informed debate on the issue.
FCA Business Plan 2016-17 »
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its plan setting out activities for the year. It included a summary of the organisation's role, an overall risk outlook, seven areas of particular focus this year, plus a list of additional key workstreams and ongoing activities.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 2 2016 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers the Budget, the Financial Advice Market Review and the due diligence thematic review.         View the briefing »   Previous editions CII Public Affairs Update Issue 1 2016 CII Public Affairs Update Issue 6 2015 CII Public Affairs Update Issue 5 2015
HM Treasury consultation on public financial guidance proposals »
As part of his 2016 Budget Statement, the Chancellor announced the demise of the Money Advice Service, and published a consultation restructuring the delivery of public financial guidance.
CII Briefing: Budget 2016 »
A briefing for members on the 2016 Budget.