The Paris climate change conference: what does it mean for insurance? »
Climate change has important implications for us as insurers and
individuals. The world summit in Paris on climate change in
December 2015, known as COP21, therefore merits our attention.
Pensions tax relief: time for a TEE-brake »
The current tax treatment of pension saving - known as Exempt,
Exempt, Taxed (EET) - has many attractive features and we should be
cautious of radically overhauling it without good reason.
CII briefing: Financial Advice Market Review »
A briefing on the HM Treasury and FCA's Financial Advice Market
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 5 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster
and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers a number
of announcements by the PRA and FCA, whistleblowing rules and a
wrap up of the political party conference season.
Pension freedoms: the unfolding picture at six months »
The Chancellor's pension flexibilities came into force in April
2015, and the first six months have passed, revealing some issues
about product availability, encashment rates, and access to
FCA call for evidence on mortgage sector competition »
On 7 October 2015, the FCA published a Call for Inputs on
competition in the mortgage market, providing an opportunity for
those with an interest in the sector to help identify, in
particular, potential areas where competition in the interests of
consumers may not be working well and could be improved (or
conversely if competition is working well).
Big data and insurance: a conversation »
A report, in the form of a conversation, considers the impact of
big data might have on the relationship between insurers and
HM Treasury/FCA launch the financial advice market review »
On 3 August, the Treasury and FCA announced that they will be
undertaking "a major new review looking at how financial advice
could work better for consumers"
Flexible working: a CII guide »
The CII's employer guide to making the most of flexible
FCA discussion paper on consumer communications »
In July 2015, the FCA published a discussion paper exploring
smarter approaches to consumer communications. The regulator
acknowledges that many firms are trying to comply with expectations
around transparency and information, but sets out several areas
where improvement is necessary.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 4 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from
Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue
covers the Budget, a number of thematic reviews and the
announcement of the Financial Advice Market
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Thinkpiece 118 - The road to autonomy: driverless cars and the implications for insurance »
In this Thinkpiece, Andrew Miller, Chief Technical Officer at
Thatcham Research, considers driverless cars and the implications
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and MiFID-2 implementation »
The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) that is to replace
the Insurance Mediation Directive is nearing completion in the EU
legislative process, with an agreement between the Presidency,
Parliament and Council of Ministers reached on 1 July.
FCA thematic review of mortgage advice and distribution »
In July 2015, the FCA published the results of a thematic
investigation into the implementation of the advice and
distribution provisions in its Mortgage Market Review.
CII briefing: Summer Budget 2015 »
A briefing on George Osborne's first Budget since the General