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Client Update Workshop…

 

You should have all received your invite by now to our July Compliance Update Workshop. This will take place at 8.30am for a 9.00am start and finish at 12.30pm on the 4th July at The Courthouse, Knutsford. If you haven’t already let Claire know you will be attending, please do so via email claire@createsolutions.co.uk

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Government launches IPT review

 

HMRC calls for evidence from the insurance sector, admitting the current IPT model can lead to “unfair tax outcomes in the insurance industry” but current 12% rate will not be examined.

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IIM Lunchtime Lecture: Social Media: The effective use of LinkedIn for Business to Business success

 

This lecture is designed to highlight the potential for using Linkedin as a B2B tool and will provide insight in how to establish and maintain a professional brand and make the right connections. Additionally it will discuss how to present yourself and how to encourage discussion creating trust and valued relationships.

Wednesday 19th June 2019  12pm – 12pm at Friends Meeting House, Manchester.

For further details or to book your place please click here…..

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FCA warns firms to take action on GI distribution failings

 

Matt will be reviewing this and will send a client bulletin out shortly. Click here for full article…

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FCA fines The Carphone Warehouse £29m for mis-selling insurance

 

Huge penalty levied by the watchdog after a whistleblower sounded the alarm and the FCA launched an investigation which found firm failed to train staff to give suitable advice.

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FCA: PS19/5: Brexit Policy Statement and Transitional Directions

 

Published 4th Mrach 2019: PS19/5: Brexit Policy Statement and Transitional Directions.

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National Random Acts of Kindness Day

 

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On the 17th February it is National Random Acts of Kindness Day which is to encourage kindness and this is becoming even more popular. Create Solutions are once again having a Random Acts of Kindness day and staff as part of their day will be enjoying doing acts of kindness. Will you be getting involved in the day?

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FCA publishes Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study final report

 

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the final report of its Wholesale Insurance Brokers market study which was launched in November 2017 to assess how competition was working in the sector. Overall, the FCA has not found evidence of significant levels of harm that merit the introduction of intrusive remedies. This report is, therefore, not an interim report but a final report!

For further details and to read the full report click here….

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Successful “Making A Lasting Impression” course last week in Manchester

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Biba launches their 2019 Manifesto entitled Risks and Opportunities

 

It is certainly worth reading and covers a lot of interesting areas where BIBA are working hard for its members including Brexit

See 2019 Manifesto here

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