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FSA releases statement on Swine Flu outbreak

The Financial Services Authority has called on all regulated firms to assess their contingency plans to consider what steps they may need to take to address possible issues following the outbreak of Swine Flu.

The regulator is already contacting the ‘high impact’ firms including infrastructure providers that it regulates to establish whether the influenza outbreak is affecting any aspects of their business.

In 2006 the FSA ran a market wide business continuity exercise that was based on a pandemic scenario.

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