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Policy and Public Affairs

The Government's retirement freedoms, Pension Wise, and views on preparedness

04 March 2015
An updated briefing reflecting the Treasury's announcement on the public-facing identity of what is called "Pension Wise". This note covers the Government's update on Pension Wise delivery, including Treasury ...

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Thinkpiece 112 - The digital panopticon

27 February 2015
In our latest Thinkpiece, Chartered Insurance Practitioner Duncan Minty considers how the increase in insurers' knowledge about our ev ...

The social value of insurance

24 February 2015
This series of papers considers the role of insurance in society, focusing in particular on the benefits it brings and risks it mitigates. ...

Will I have to sell the family silver? Funding care in retirement

23 February 2015
Describes some of the financial realities of funding social care in retirement, despite the assurances set out in the Care Act 2014, and un ...

CII & CentreForum - Fit for growth: investing in a stronger skills base to 2020

23 February 2015
A paper by the CII and CentreForum exploring how the UK can remain competitive by creating a skills system that promotes choice and flexibi ...

FCA consultation: Buy-to-Let mortgages: the Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 »
Following the passing of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) in February, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now in the advanced stages of implementing this into the UK. It has recently issued a consultation on how it will approach the most complex aspect of the Directive: how it will oversee Buy-to-Let Mortgages.
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 1 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This edition covers FCA guidance on definition of advice, the latest on pensions reform and proposals on GAP insurance.
FCA finalised guidance on investment advice boundaries »
Following a guidance consultation in July 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued its finalised considered view on the boundaries between what is and what is not a personal recommendation in the retail investment market.
It's the right thing to do: empowering employees to speak up »
Cathy James, Chief Executive of the whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work describes the all-too-familiar story of genuinely well-meaning employees getting ignored or even unfairly reprimanded by employers, and describes initiatives to address this.
Global political risks in 2015 and beyond »
A report, by the CII and Cicero, considering the potential global political and societal risks facing us in 2015 and beyond. It paints a picture of a time of continuing major economic and political challenges and risks and how the these risks can be identified, managed and, if possible, mitigated.
The FCA's RDR post-implementation review »
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its detailed findings on how the investment advice sector is complying with its new Retail Distribution Review (RDR) rules that came into force two years ago.
EU update: Insurance Mediation Directive update and EIOPA’s third insurance consumer trends report »
A CII briefing on the latest developments in Europe including the Insurance Mediation Directive and EIOPA's third insurance consumer trends report.
CII Public Affairs update winter 2014 edition »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This edition covers the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, the Smith Commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament and the latest on the guidance guarantee.
New regulatory framework for insurance »
As a result of two separate but related developments (Solvency II implementation and consequential changes to banking regulation) the two financial regulators - the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - have published linked consultation papers setting out suggested changes to significant aspects of insurance regulation. 
Drawdown reviews: providing valuable at-retirement services to customers »
This thinkpiece looks at the current requirements for drawdown reviews and provides insight into how a robust and future-proof process can be developed. It also provides some relevant support material that will help achieve this.
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