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“Yes, because there was a failure to monitor its position, which was down to the DTI and therefore the Government.”

John Simpson, Smith & Pinching Financial Services

“No, why should the British taxpayer subsidise the poor management of an insurance company?”

Howard Cook, Talbot Insurance Services

“No, if they do it for Equitable they will have to do it for everyone.”

David Kennedy, Premier Financial Planning Group

“No, responsibility should rest with Equitable Life.”

John Wainwright, Swain Insurance Services & Financial Advisers

“Yes, the Government should have spotted the problems.”

Paul Gibbins,County Life & Pensions

“No, I don&#39t think it is a matter for the Government.”

Jeff Haine, Channel Insurance Consultants (Life & Pensions)

“No, if the Government compensate policyholders, that means you and I are compensating them. Something has to be done, but I don&#39t think that&#39s the answer.”

Brian Murray, Bricar Investment Management

“No, I think everything will come through in the long term and policyholders will not need compensation. The only problem is Equitable needs time – at least five years. For people whose policies are maturing before then, there is a compensation scheme of sorts in place.”

Bernard Denver, Denver Associates

Yes 25% No 75%

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