FCA & CMCs – regulator calls on CMCs to improve advertising behaviours

On Friday 23 August the FCA issued a fairly sharply-worded press release entitled ‘Claims Management Companies must raise advertising standards’, which begins with a summary of the rules which the regulator will apply when considering advertising material used by CMCs.

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Green cards for incoming vehicles – Irish vehicles will not need them even if ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Irish Bureau, MIBI, indicates this morning that the UK government has confirmed that green cards will not be need for Irish registered-vehicles entering the UK after Brexit, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Is the dust settling on the new discount rate?

A month ago today, one of the final acts of David Gauke MP during his time as Lord Chancellor was to decide to set the new personal injury discount rate for England & Wales at -0.25%, with this being only a marginal increase on the -0.75% figure which had applied from March 2017. The new legislation requires a review of this within five years, so will anything relevant realistically happen in the interim?

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