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Cost of FSA’s budget increase falls on largest firms

The proportion of the FSA’s budget being funded by small firms has fallen by almost 50 per cent since 2008/09.

Figures in the FSA’s Business Plan, published this morning show in 2008/09 small firms contributed 31 per cent of the regulator’s budget while in 2012/13 that figure is only expected to be 16 per cent.

Over the same period the proportion paid by the ten biggest firms went from 17 per cent to 31 per cent.

The shift is to take account of the new approach to regulation currently under development which will see the regulator focus more heavily on firms that are more likely to have a serious impact on financial stability should they run into trouble.

In 2008/09 the 10 biggest institutions accounted for 17 per cent of the FSA’s budget. The 11th to 100th biggest companies contributed 24 per cent, while the 101th to 1000th biggest firms paid 29 per cent of the regulator’s costs. The smallest companies were responsible for 31 per cent of what the regulator spend that year.

In 2010/11 the 10 biggest institutions accounted for 28 per cent of the FSA’s budget. The next 90 biggest companies contributed 28 per cent, while the 101th to 1000th biggest firms paid in 25 per cent of the regulator’s funds. The smalles companies were responsible for 18 per cent of what the regulator spend that year.

In 2012/13 the 10 biggest institutions will account for 31 per cent of the FSA’s budget. The 11th to 100th biggest companies will contribute 29 per cent, while the 101 to 1000 biggest firms will pay 24 per cent of the regulator’s funds. The smallest companies will be responsible for 16 per cent of what the regulator spend that year.



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