Simple financial products consultation - LITRG response

Published on 29 March 2011

Very often, where financial products are launched for those on low incomes there is a general tendency to consider any practical tax (or benefits) issues as a matter for later consideration. We would like to see such issues taken into account at the design stage so that a fuller understanding of the day-to-day problems created can be addressed early on.

The government recently issued a consultation setting out their proposed principles for a new category of simple financial products, to give consumers a more straightforward option for comparing and buying.

The consultation document Simple financial products: a consultation can be viewed using the link and our response is below.

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(29-03- 2011)

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