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On the offensive?

What a pleasure to read the recent letters from Brian Gallen and Charles Moran.

I thank them both for writing quite succinctly and placing points of view held by many IFAs.

Could this possibly be the start of a counter-offensive by the goodies proving to the Government and the regulators that indeed they are not baddies?

Tin hats on guys and gals – over the trenches we go.

Alan Alcock

Grange Financial Management, Halifax

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