The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that it is investigating claim management firm Grass Roots Financial, which shares the same offices as suspended claim-chaser Cartel Client Review.
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The Association of British Insurers has drawn up draft guidelines for members on projection rates after accepting the FSA will not budge on the issue. In December, the ABI held an emergency meeting to discuss lobbying the FSA following a strongly worded letter from the regulator’s director of conduct risk Dan Waters to compliance officers, […]
The retail distribution review proposals will drive more small adviser firms to join networks, according to an impact assessment published alongside today’s policy statement.
A recent survey of employers, carried out by Jelf Employee Benefits, suggests that many employers intend to utilise the new Fit for Work service in some form as an absence management tool.
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