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FCA invests over £150k in Live and Local adviser events


The FCA has so far spent more than £150,000 on its regional events for investment, general insurance and mortgage firms.

The total cost of the Live and Local events so far is £154,204. The events include sessions on compliance and professional governance for advisers, and industry roundtables. There are also one-to-one “surgeries” with an FCA supervisor.

The cost of the events in the south-west of England was £26,477, Northern Ireland £20,065, the north-east £20,860, East Midlands £30,270, Wales £18,165, and Scotland £38,367.

The cost of Live and Local events held in East Anglia and the West Midlands, which were held in October and November, have not yet been added to the FCA’s event costs schedule.

London is hosting Live and Local events this month, while Yorkshire and the Humber, the south-west and the north-west, will host events in 2017.


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There are 4 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. These events are well worth attending; even for those of us that have been advising and/or running a business in the industry some time. Always learn something which makes the booking fee more acceptable. Would suggest the FCA “invests” more on these events to encourage more attendees.

  2. Be interesting to see what the cost of their Christmas bash will be in relation to this.

    More seriously this will probably only equal the bonus of a (small) handful of staff.

  3. Why do they (or should they) even have a bonus scheme at all? They get a salary for doing their job, if they do an outstanding job then they should be lined up, trained up for promotion in order have talented people moving up the career path. They should not get bonuses, period

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