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star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many reports the Illegal Money Lending Team in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK received in each of the last four years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has ensured that Illegal Money Lending Teams within Local Authority Trading Standards have a clear statutory remit and powers to tackle illegal lenders. This is complemented by a new role for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as part of the transfer of consumer credit regulation to the FCA on 1 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Illegal Money Lending Teams have powers to prosecute those who are found to be lending illegally and causing harm to some of the most vulnerable consumers. The FCA has equivalent powers.</p><p> </p><p>Illegal Money Lending Teams are also focussed on raising consumer awareness of illegal money lenders and encourage members of the public to report illegal money lenders through the ‘Stop Loan Sharks' campaign.</p><p> </p><p>Both the FCA and Illegal Money Lending Teams have a strong track record of taking enforcement action against illegal money lenders.</p><p> </p><p>The Scotland Illegal Money Lending Team records actionable intelligence and does not hold data on the total number of reports. The number of actionable reports for the last four years are:</p><p> </p><p>2010/11 – 28</p><p>2011/12 – 96</p><p>2012/13 -117</p><p>2013/14 – 65</p><p> </p><p>The Wales Illegal Money Lending Team's total number of reports as currently available are:</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 - 38</p><p>2012/13 – 32</p><p>2013/14 – 29</p><p> </p><p>The England Illegal Money Lending Team's total number of reports as currently available are:</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 - 460</p><p>2012/13 - 657</p><p>2013/14 - 592</p><p> </p><p>In Northern Ireland, Trading Standards is a devolved matter and therefore, the Government does not sponsor Illegal Money Lending Teams there.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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3909
unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
50324
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his foreign counterparts about reforms to transfer pricing arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
star this property uin 198184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Chancellor of the Exchequer attended a G5 Ministers meeting in Paris on 28 April to discuss further steps on tackling tax evasion and avoidance. At the meeting, the G5 Ministers reiterated their strong support to the OECD-G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project to develop a single set of global rules to tackle aggressive tax planning. The G5 Ministers agreed that transfer pricing is of the utmost importance and that the rules must be adapted to ensure that profit and value creation are aligned. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Charlie Elphicke more like this
50063
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 in preventing the use of the English legal system by vulture funds to extract funds from developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 198104 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the former Financial Secretary to the Treasury, my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromsgrove (Mr Javid) on 6 January 2014, which includes information on the Government's approach to promoting debt sustainability among low income countries.</p><p> </p><p>The impact assessment for the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 indicates direct benefits to Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) of between zero and £26m a year. The Government's decision to make the Act permanent on 25 May 2011 was taken following consultation with relevant stakeholders; evidence from that exercise suggested that the Act had some benefit on HIPCs and no evidence was found of unintended or adverse effects.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to be at the forefront of international efforts to promote responsible lending and borrowing practices, including our ongoing support for the IMF/World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework and OECD lending principles covering official export credits. The UK also supports the World Bank's debt reduction facility, which enables countries to buy back their commercial debt at a deep discount with donor backing, and the African Legal Support Facility, which provides legal advice to countries facing litigation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
50071
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he will take to implement the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive; and what plans he has to distinguish between high and low risk trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Naomi Long more like this
star this property uin 198101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury is leading the on-going negotiations on the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The UK is committed to implementing measures to prevent potential misuse of trusts for illicit purposes. We support mandatory requirements on trustees to hold beneficial ownership information on their trusts and together with the new automatic exchange of tax information agreements there will be more transparency and information exchange on trusts than ever before.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naomi Long more like this
49928
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the $3.2 billion released by the IMF to Ukraine's interim government that will be spent on servicing debt to Russian gas providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 197781 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p>The IMF's programme is intended to put the Ukrainian economy on a more stable footing, part of which involves Ukraine servicing its legitimate debts. The actual repayment of Ukraine's gas debts is a matter for the Government in Kyiv to discuss with their creditors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
49926
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contribution the UK will make towards the $17 billion IMF package for Ukraine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 197774 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p>As a member of the IMF, the UK will be involved in the IMF's $17 billion programme for Ukraine. The UK's contribution to the Fund is not public spending and would have no fiscal implications on the UK: it does not add to our debt or deficit. With its preferred creditor status, lending to the IMF is one of the most credit-worthy institutions in the world and no-one who has ever provided money to the IMF has ever lost that money.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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632
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which meetings or telephone calls have taken place between Ministers and officials in his Department and (a) the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, (b) BlackRock, (c) Capital Research, (d) Fidelity Worldwide, (e) GIC, (f) Henderson, (g) JP Morgan, (h) Kuwait Investment Office, (i) Lansdowne Partners, (j) Lazard Asset Management, (k) Och Ziff, Schroders, (l) Soros, (m) Standard Life, (n) Third Point and (o) Threadneedle since 2010 and what was discussed in any such discussions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr William Bain more like this
star this property uin 197329 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p> </p><p>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel</a></p><p> </p><p>Details of officials' meetings with external organisations are not held centrally and it would entail disproportionate cost to collate this information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Bain more like this
49327
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star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of unscrupulous money lending in (a) the UK, (b) East Midlands, (c) Nottinghamshire and (d) Ashfield in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 197321 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate about levels of unscrupulous money lending. The National Audit Office estimated that unaddressed detriment in the UK consumer credit market cost consumers £450m in 2011-12.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has fundamentally reformed regulation of the consumer credit market. The new, more robust Financial Conduct Authority regime will help to deliver the Government's vision for a well functioning and sustainable consumer credit market which is able to meet consumers' needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
49211
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star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's withdrawal from the Debt Management Plan Protocol guidance group on the development of future non-statutory debt solutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197279 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving standards in the debt management industry to deliver a better deal for consumers and greater transparency for creditors. The Debt Management Plan Protocol played a crucial role in meeting this objective, working in complement with the OFT regulatory framework, and paved the way for more robust regulation of the sector by the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April, responsibility for regulating debt management firms, along with all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>Consumers will be better protected under the new regime - the FCA will:</p><p>· police the gateway to the market more thoroughly;</p><p>· proactively identify risks to consumers;</p><p>· focus its supervisory resources on areas most likely to cause consumer harm;</p><p>· approve individuals in influential roles in firms;</p><p>· operate a flexible and responsive regime;</p><p>· use its wide enforcement toolkit;</p><p>· and ensure consumers have access to redress.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will thoroughly assess every debt management firm's fitness to trade as part of the authorisation process – debt management firms will be amongst the first to require authorisation.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has also introduced new requirements for debt management firms, including:</p><p>· Prudential requirements: Debt management firms often hold consumers' money - the FCA is requiring large debt management firms to hold capital to ensure that consumers don't risk losing their money if things go wrong.</p><p>· Guidance added that debt management firms should not allocate more than half the money received from customers in debt management plans to meeting their fees and charges.</p><p> </p><p>With the new FCA regulatory regime in place which will greatly improve consumer protection in the debt management market, the Government decided following discussions with a range of stakeholders that it was the right time to step away from an active role in the Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hopes that the stakeholders involved in the Protocol will continue to work together to help the FCA monitor the market and drive best practice in the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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197276 more like this
197277 more like this
197278 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
49210
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the future implementation of the Debt Management Plan Protocol. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197278 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving standards in the debt management industry to deliver a better deal for consumers and greater transparency for creditors. The Debt Management Plan Protocol played a crucial role in meeting this objective, working in complement with the OFT regulatory framework, and paved the way for more robust regulation of the sector by the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April, responsibility for regulating debt management firms, along with all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>Consumers will be better protected under the new regime - the FCA will:</p><p>· police the gateway to the market more thoroughly;</p><p>· proactively identify risks to consumers;</p><p>· focus its supervisory resources on areas most likely to cause consumer harm;</p><p>· approve individuals in influential roles in firms;</p><p>· operate a flexible and responsive regime;</p><p>· use its wide enforcement toolkit;</p><p>· and ensure consumers have access to redress.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will thoroughly assess every debt management firm's fitness to trade as part of the authorisation process – debt management firms will be amongst the first to require authorisation.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has also introduced new requirements for debt management firms, including:</p><p>· Prudential requirements: Debt management firms often hold consumers' money - the FCA is requiring large debt management firms to hold capital to ensure that consumers don't risk losing their money if things go wrong.</p><p>· Guidance added that debt management firms should not allocate more than half the money received from customers in debt management plans to meeting their fees and charges.</p><p> </p><p>With the new FCA regulatory regime in place which will greatly improve consumer protection in the debt management market, the Government decided following discussions with a range of stakeholders that it was the right time to step away from an active role in the Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hopes that the stakeholders involved in the Protocol will continue to work together to help the FCA monitor the market and drive best practice in the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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197276 more like this
197277 more like this
197279 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this