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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
star this property house id 1 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 discussions he has had with (a) representatives or organisations offering free debt advice, (b) representatives of fee charging debt management organisations, (c) creditors and (d) the Insolvency Service on the potential effect of his Department's withdrawal from the Debt Management Plan Protocol guidance group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun remove filter
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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
star this property grouped question UIN
197277 more like this
197278 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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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
49209
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
star this property house id 1 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, for what reason his Department will no longer participate in the Debt Management Plan Protocol guidance group; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun remove filter
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197277 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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
star this property grouped question UIN
197276 more like this
197278 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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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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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 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 remove filter
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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
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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
star this property grouped question UIN
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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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
49211
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
star this property house id 1 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 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 remove filter
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197279 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove filter
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
star this property grouped question UIN
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