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FCA publishes its 2020/21 Business Plan

  Our Business Plan sets out our main areas of focus for 2020/21. It outlines our priorities and describes our response to the problems we have identified. Coronavirus (Covid-19) is profoundly affecting the financial lives of consumers and the workings of markets. Organisations, including us, are facing a huge challenge as we support our employees […]

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Data Protection and Coronavirus

  A message from The Information Commissioner I began last month’s newsletter talking about how I was looking forward to seeing so many of you at our Data Protection Practitioners Conference in Manchester. The world feels very different a few weeks later… To view the complete document click here…   

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now become law…..

  NEWS -26th March 2020 The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now become law and is available on legislation.gov.

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Culture & Governance

  Improving culture in financial services is a continuing priority for the FCA. FCA updated article, read here….

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FCA’s approach to ensuring firms treat customers’ fairly

  Speech by Nisha Arora, Director, Consumer and Retail Policy at the FCA, delivered at the TISA Vulnerability Conference. Read full article here….

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CII CPD Lunchtime Seminar: Background to Cyber and Claims Handling – Book your place today!

  Date: Tuesday 17th March 2020 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Registration from 11:45am) Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount House, Manchester M2 5NS Speaker(s): Eur Ing Mark Hawksworth, Global Technology Specialist Practice Group Leader Cost: Free of charge Why is cyber hitting the headlines now, when computers have been around since the 1970’s? This presentation will cover the reasons […]

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Please support Karen in her next challenge (I am sure she thinks she’s a mermaid!)

SWIM 22 challenge  “I have committed to swimming the English channel twice! (well the equivalent distance – 44 miles) over the period 22nd February  to 22nd May 2020 in my local pool to raise money for Diabetes.org.uk’’ Maybe this will be training for the real thing one day – who knows  (At least I won’t […]

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Sophos sale hampered by FCA Change in Control blunder

  Today was meant to be Brit security biz Sophos’s last day on the London Stock Exchange following its £3bn purchase by a US venture capital company. But there’s been a bump in the road, a stick in the wheel, because Sophos was a member of the UK government’s “cycle to work” scheme – which offers […]

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IIM Lecture: Long Range Weather Forecasting and Insurance

  The IIM are delighted to welcome Piers Corbyn to Manchester to present to our members. As the industry becomes increasingly data and analytics driven Piers will offer an insight into how he and his company, Weather Action, look to accurately predict long range weather patterns and how this information can be applied in an […]

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FSCS hikes broker levy up by £11m for 20/21

  The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has announced a levy increase of £11m for brokers in its Plan and Budget for 2020/21. According to the FSCS’s forecast, the general insurance distribution class is expected to pay a levy of £23m for the financial year, up from £12m in 2019/20. To read the full article […]

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