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Technical articles | 01 Aug 2011
Ten sets of regulations have now been issued following the passing of the Finance Act 2011. These largely follow the draft regulations, although a number of the earlier draft regulations have been consolidated into one document and there are several changes from the original drafts. The mos...
News items | 01 Jul 2011
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published its long-awaited paper The Financial Conduct Authority - Approach to regulation. The document proposes how the FCA, which assumes responsibility for protecting consumers and markets' regulation from the end of 2012, will deliver its objec...
News items | 01 Jul 2011
The FSA has published their newsletter targeted at smaller wholesale insurance intermediaries. The lead article is about the FCA's intended approach to regulation and delivers the following key messages:
News items | 01 Jul 2011
Michel Barnier, the European Commissioner for internal market and services, has arrived in London as the heads of state and government of the eurozone were due to descend on Brussels to seek a solution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis. The need for a co-ordinated and united response to Euro...
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2011
As the market prepares itself for Retail Distribution Review (RDR) implementation at the end of 2012, the issue of what to do about a mass-market "simplified advice" proposition continues to exercise industry players. But for the mass market, is regulating sales process the right approach? Or...
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2011
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out details of the responses received to its discussion paper Enabling good member outcomes in work-based pension provision.
Technical articles | 01 Jun 2011
Our Technical news item entitled "  Draft Regulations issued in Advance of Finance Bill receiving Royal Asset" detailed the draft regulations recently issued by HMRC and provided links to these draft regulations. This article looks at these in more detail.
News items | 01 May 2011
The announcement from the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority on the future approach to banking supervision is an important step forward, according to the British Bankers' Association [BBA] chief executive, Angela Knight. She said the banking industry was fully supportive of ...
News items | 01 Feb 2011
Hector Sants, CEO of the FSA, addressed the key regulatory issues facing the UK insurance industry, namely:

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