The Week in Numbers – 28/05

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0.1% – Fall in the Consumer Prices Index in the year to April compared with no change in the year to March

4,000 – Number of individual advisers Garry Heath aims to recruit for his new trade body, Libertatem, in the first 15 months

4 – Number of Labour MPs that remained on the Treasure select committee following the election. Some industry experts say Labour has lost much of its financial services expertise.

29% – Rise in the number of Annuity Complaints received by the Financial Ombudsman Service in the past year, from 601 to 776

Less than 1 in 10 – Proportion of Hargreaves Lansdown customers that have bought an annuity since 6th April

8th July – date set for Chancellor George Osborne’s second budget of the year

£227m – amount Deutsche Bank was fined by the FCA over Libor manipulation in April. A former trader has this week brought a case against the regulator claiming he was improperly identified in the FCA report

£10bn – amount the Government plans to cut business red tape by, as announced by Business Secretary Sajid Javid


Originally published in Money Marketing Magazine 21st May 2015

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