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“Yes, due to the way we have aligned our business.”

Alan Bowers, Laurel Court Associates

“Possibly. I am not convinced but hopefully it will be.”

Kenneth Jones, Kenneth Jones & Co.

“Hopefully, yes. We have had so many restrictions placed on us this year – I think that all advisers have – so we have joined a network and I think that things will improve next year.”

Gillian Purves, R Purves & Co

“Yes. It has to be or else I will starve to death.I think PI has been the biggest risk for IFAs this year.”

Gary Quinn,Quinn & Co

“Yes. We are already seeing clients sowing seeds of wanting to invest and providers gearing up for fresh business.”

Stephen Shadwell, Manor House Commercial Services

“Yes. There is a bit more confidence out there among the general public.”

James Marchant, David Gee & Co Financial Services

“No. If the trends carry on as they have been, it will be worse.

Long-term savings are down more than half since Labour came to power.”

Kim Barrett, KS Barrett & Associates

“Yes. Looking at the opportunities in pensions after the Green Paper, we are quite confident that it will be.”

Colin Trayler, Larking Gowen Financial Services

Yes 75%

No 13%

Maybe 12%


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