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“There have been numerous contributions over the decline of the sector, not just Paul Smee.”

Ian Potter, Jackson Potter Advisers

“Absolutely. Time and time again, the industry is slighted and these people contribute nothing to add value or help us. They are under the illusion that we are a profession but as yet we have not proved to be one.”

Ian Jones, Ian Jones & Associates

“Yes, I think he has.”

Robert Lundon, Argyll Financial Services

“No. He tends to voice opinions that support IFAs.”

Peter Lees, Carduc Robinson Financial Advisers

“Yes, the status of the IFA has certainly declined and, without central stronger representation, we will never be recognised as professionals.”

John Bausor, Bausor Hall Financial Services

“No I would not agree with that. I like Paul Smee and what he has done. I do not think there is room for another trade body but possibly an action group could be effective on a single issue.”

Alyn Beattie, A Beattie Financial Management

“I don&#39t know. I am not convinced either way.”

Mike Leech, MD Leech Life & Pensions

“Yes. He has presided over it but he is not responsible for it. I think he has done as much as he possibly could.”

Justin Crocker, IIB Financial Services

Yes 50%

No 38%

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