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Should IFAs do more pro bono work for organisations such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau?

“No. I think IFAs should put something back into the industry in some way. There is more responsibility on us because we make a comfortable living but whether it’s by talking to schoolchildren or doing CAB work, it is up to the individual.”

Amanda Davidson,John Scott & Partners

“No. The problem is that you may help out with something and then if they think you have got it wrong it could come back to haunt you.”

Michael Collis,Michael Collis IFA

“Yes, as long as the work is spread evenly and everybody took their turn. IFAs already do a great deal of charity work.”

Stuart Embury,Glyde Financial Services

“No. We give advice on debt indirectly anyway.The average Mr and Mrs Joe Public will usually take our advice but I am afraid to say there are those who end up at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau who will struggle no matter what advice is given to them.”

John David Wickham, Hilton Wickham Associates

“No. It is just not our market and we do not get those sorts of clients coming through to us.”

Sarah Pottle,Fraser Brown

“No. The regulator has loaded our industry with so much cost we are wondering how much longer IFAs will be able to continue.”

David Pantry,Shiregem Asset Management

“Yes. Pro bono work would be a good opportunity for IFAs to promote themselves, not among those people visiting the CAB but rather within the network of other advisers who support such organisations.”

John Fachiri,John Fachiri

Yes 29% No 71%

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