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Sofa only professional body to welcome CP121

Sofa has welcomed many of the FSA&#39s ideas for shaking up the polarisation regime.

The professional body is the only one of the five representing IFAs to so far publicly view CP121 as a positive move.

In its response, it says as long as the necessary structures are in place to ensure the different tiers of advice have adequate qualifications, there is no problem with compelling IFAs to work off a fee basis.

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