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
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
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
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.
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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.
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
Economic background »
Capital taxes »
Personal taxation »
Business taxes »
Tax administration and
Tax avoidance, evasion and
Main income tax allowances and
Income tax rates and
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.