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CMA proposes major funerals probe after identifying serious concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on a major funerals probe because of concerns over large price hikes, hitting people at their most vulnerable. An interim report presents the issues the CMA has identified since launching a Market Study into the funerals sector 6 months ago. Its initial work indicates problems with the [...]

Nov 30th, 2018|Comments Off on CMA proposes major funerals probe after identifying serious concerns

FCA Statement on EU Withdrawal Impact Assessment

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today publishes its EU Withdrawal Impact Assessment. The assessment was requested by the Treasury Select Committee and sets out the impact of the Withdrawal Agreement and future framework on the FCA's objectives. Andrew Bailey, FCA Chief Executive, has also written to Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee. [...]

Nov 29th, 2018|Comments Off on FCA Statement on EU Withdrawal Impact Assessment

New standards announced for supers

Clarity for Consumers: New standards announced for onscreen text. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have published research that has found that viewers can struggle to read and comprehend text in TV ads that contains important qualifying terms and conditions to an offer, known as on-screen or superimposed text – including what is sometimes referred to as small [...]

Nov 29th, 2018|Comments Off on New standards announced for supers

ESA to amend bilateral margin requirements

ESA propose to amend bilateral margin requirements to assist Brexit preparations for OTC derivative contracts. The European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), together the European Supervisory Authorities (ESA), have today published a final report with draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) proposing to amend the [...]

Nov 29th, 2018|Comments Off on ESA to amend bilateral margin requirements

EU Pledge: EASA Working to Ensure Food & Drink Companies Advertise Responsibly to Children

The EU Pledge is a voluntary initiative by 21 leading food and beverage companies to change the way they advertise to children under 12. This is a response from industry leaders to calls made by the EU institutions for the food industry to use commercial communications to support parents in making the right diet and [...]

Nov 28th, 2018|Comments Off on EU Pledge: EASA Working to Ensure Food & Drink Companies Advertise Responsibly to Children