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I have not read the Jools Holland autobiography although I did buy it for my wife. However, I have never been that impressed by his music.

George Farnan
TTR Barnes
Sunderland

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This may be unusual but I am going to start with some words of praise for the work of the FSA. It is to the regulator’s credit that it recognised that the burden of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme was threatening the long-term sustainability of the intermediary sector. I would like to commend the FSA and FSCS boards for their decision to review the funding of the compensation scheme and sticking to their guns under a certain degree of industry pressure.

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