Financial Conduct Authority

UK Financial Regulation – Regulated References and Other News

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We have been waiting for the regulators to publish their rules around regulated references and extending the new regime to cover different roles (algorithmic traders and client-dealing functions). They have published some updates but it will take a bit longer for us to know exactly what’s needed and implement everything following some recent updates from […]

Regulation Ready

Top 10 Tips on being FCA Regulation Ready

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HireRight recommends financial service firms take the following steps to mitigate the risk of falling below minimum standards and competitors: Plan – Have a plan for the next two years to ensure that you are ready not only for March 7 2016 but also 2017 when the rules are applicable more widely. Review your policies […]

HireRight white paper: Effective use of criminal record checks

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80% of recruiters consider criminal record checks to be critical or very important to their recruitment process and there has been remarkable growth in the number of criminal record checks being conducted in the UK, and indeed around the world. When the routine checks were first introduced in Britain in 1986, the Home Office anticipated […]

Romanians and Bulgarians working in UK up 26%

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The BBC have reported today that “The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by a quarter in three months, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said 141,000 were employed from April to June compared with 112,000 in the previous three months, up nearly 26%. Temporary restrictions on the […]