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Policy and Public Affairs

Financial Advice Market Review Final Report »
On 14 March, the Treasury and FCA published their final report on the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), including some 28 recommendations for possible action.
Price optimisation for insurance - optimising price; destroying value? »
Price optimisation is on the rise in UK insurance, driven by the insight that underwriters gain from big data. Yet it is proving a divisive practice, with US regulators increasing banning its use in personal lines markets.
Ethical Culture: Developing a culture of responsibility in a regulated environment »
Ethical culture: Developing a culture of responsibility in an regulated environment, part of the CII ethical culture series, considers how financial services regulation impacts on the development of an ethical culture. It covers the introduction of the Senior Insurance Managers Regime and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime for banking. 
Maintaining the momentum on auto-enrolment »
Should the Government exploit the success of auto-enrolment by increasing savings amounts or extending it to include life and protection insurance? Nick Hurman FCII Chartered Insurer explores the issues.
What consumers want: pensions freedoms and the "new normal" »
Research by the CII conducted in late 2015 on how consumers are accessing pensions following the "pensions freedoms" coming into force.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 1 2016 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers the new FCA Chief Executive, the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill and the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive.  
Apprenticeships »
Apprenticeships are a valuable way of developing new and existing talent. Our guide to getting started shows that it isn't as difficult as you might think.
Disruptive Influences: Technology, politics and change in the financial sector »
'Disruptive Influences: Technology, politics and change in the financial sector' looks at the new risks emerging from this new wave of digital change and what challenges this offers for public policy regulation and wider society.
Media centre »
Welcome to the CII's Media Centre where you can stay up to date with our news releases, downloadable resources and information on our latest projects.
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) passed and MiFID-2 nears UK implementation »
The Insurance Distribution Directive (formerly known as the re-cast Insurance Mediation Directive or IMD-2) has been passed with significant increases in consumer protection including scope and professional standards.
CII response to Financial Advice Market Review »
The CII welcomes the Government's efforts to make financial advice, in its broadest definition, accessible to all. Regardless of which service the adviser is giving, or the channel or label used, standards, training, accreditation and revalidation must be at its heart.
HM Treasury consultation: public financial guidance »
The CII believes that unregulated public financial guidance, as the backbone of the Government's national financial capability strategy, can provide meaningful help to consumers at various stages in their lives. We think that the Government, through designated public bodies, should play a coordinating role.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 6 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers a changes to SIMR and the SM&CR, the Spending Review and Big Data in General Insurance.           View the Public Affairs Update »
Autumn statement 2015 »
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 25 November 2015, which are subject to change. Quick links Highlights » Economic background » Capital taxes » Savings and pensions » Personal taxation » Business taxes » Welfare » Tax administration and simplification » Tax avoidance, evasion and compliance » Main income tax allowances and rates » Income tax rates and bands » National Insurance Contributions »
Pensions Act 2014 - the single tier pension »
The waiting will soon be over - sort of. From 6 April next year, state retirement benefits will be streamlined under the banner of the single-tier pension and contracting-out will be no more. Of course, this being pensions, it was never going to be that easy and quite right too. The new system will be relatively straightforward, but the devil is in the transition.

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