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“Once you’re in your 40s the aim of New Year is to stay sober enough to beat your friends at Articulate.”

A J Bell technical resources manager Gareth James kept his New Year’s Eve expectations low in 2013.

“Potato scones, square sausage, plain bread, scotch pies, anything made by the good people at Tunnocks, red cola…”

A Scottish DWP press officer reels off the food and drink items she has bought to remind her of home.

“I have to tell you, I am not subject to Freedom of Information requests.”

Hudson Green & Associates principal Ian Hudson is tight-lipped on the (high) cost of the office Christmas party.

“The regulator has got much tougher. But I have to be honest, I actually quite like it.”

One masochistic adviser tells an MM hack a year of the FCA has restored his faith in the ability of the regulator to get tough. 

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