Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2017’

Governing a strong future

It is fair to say that the 2017 Autumn Budget has received a mixed reception. Delivered against a background of Brexit negotiations allied to a technological revolution which in the Chancellor’s words will “change the way we work and live and transform our living standards for generations to come” the Budget was always going to be a difficult one to …

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The Senior Managers & Certification Regime

A replacement for the Approved Persons Regime A Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) consultation closed recently that will affect almost every firm that offers financial services and is regulated by the FCA. CP17/25 concluded on 3 November 2017 and the FCA expects to produce a policy statement in the summer of 2018. The consultation proposals revamp how people within FCA regulated …

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Judgements and estimates

Language on its own can be an all too imprecise medium.  When we converse we use gestures, facial expressions and tone of voice in order to enhance the meaning of our words. And our listeners respond appropriately, looking beyond the mere words to the entirety of the message in order to judge nuance or subtext. But what happens when we …

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