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Breath of fresh air from union

I write with regard to the article in the November 2 edition of Money Marketing headlined, FSA and FOS should be dismantled.

This is a good article about the IFA Defence Union report and is a breath of fresh air delivered by an organisation which understands what IFAs do, who they represent and their real worth to the public.

I hope to be able to read the detailed report submitted by Mr Owen and believe that others should do likewise before we get the usual pontificating by non-IFAs based on secondhand articles by writers either with their own axe to grind or a sheer lack of knowledge about the subject. Perhaps it will be posted on the IFADU website shortly.

This is a massive subject and it looks like a brave stance, albeit radical. Let us treat is as seriously as it is intended. Maybe other political parties are listening to to the over-regulation debate and need some fresh ideas.

Andrew Dickson

Andrew Dickson Ltd,

Eye, Suffolk


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