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Exam answer is needed

The LIA is correct to raise concerns that the Skills Council&#39s plans for a move from approved to appropriate examinations will lead to a patchwork of standards across different firms.

In reality, different standards probably already exist. But the LIA is concerned that a regime of qualifications that puts the onus on firms concerned to come up with a standard of training appropriate for the advice being given will be a step too far in terms of devolving responsibility for qualifications.

While many of the ideas put forward by Professor David Jackman are to be welcomed, John Ellis&#39 questions about how the new framework will pave the way for advice standards to be raised across the board nationally is one that still requires an answer.

The skills council should answer it as swiftly as it can.

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