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High Court encourages use of FOS to resolve disputes

United Kingdom - June 24 2016 The Commercial Court has encouraged the use of the FOS to resolve disputes, by granting a stay to enable claimants to benefit from what it described…

FCA may not be value for money, says NAO

United Kingdom - March 1 2016 The National Audit Office has reported its findings on the roles and effectiveness of the FCA, FOS and the FSCS in the management of mis-selling cases…

Under pressure: will the FOS provide accelerated dispute resolution?

United Kingdom - April 17 2015 The FOS will soon be under increased pressure to reduce the time it takes to reach its decisions following the implementation of the EU Alternative…

A long way off for long stops?

United Kingdom - September 8 2014 Earlier in the summer we noted that the FCA had agreed to consider the introduction of a 15-year long-stop for complaints against financial advisers…

Tax avoidance: Treasury consults on extending the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes and ICAEW issues guidance

United Kingdom - October 2 2012 Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, has announced Government proposals to crack down on the promoters of “contrived and aggressive” tax avoidance schemes.