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GISC appeals against commission ruling

The General Insurance Standards Council is appealing against last week&#39s Competition Commission&#39s decision that its proposed rule forcing intermediaries to join up breaches the Competition Act. The GISC board is asking the Director General of Fair Trading to exempt it from the Act. It will seek the support of the Government and consumer bodies and consult with the industry. In the meantime GISC says it will continue to provide consumer protection as a voluntary regulatory body and its members are free to deal with non-GISC intermediaries.

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GISC appeals against commission ruling

The General Insurance Standards Council is appealing against last week&#39s decision by the Competition Commission that its proposed rule forcing intermediaries to join up breaches the Competition Act. The GISC board is asking the Director General of Fair Trading to exempt it from the Act. It will seek the support of the Government and consumer […]

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