The FCA and Treasury are to explore suitability and sustainability rules for advisers.
A key aim will be "to ensure advisers take sustainability matters into account in their investment advice and understand investors’ sustainability preferences to ensure the advice is suitable".
The proposals are subject to further consideration and cost-benefit analysis and will be consulted on separately to the proposals for the wider financial market.
It will likely bring the UK into line with similar plans for advisers in Europe. Some experts had been wondering why there had been a long delay though likely the UK government was considering its post Brexit strategy for retail financial services amid various controversies and disagreements.
Advisers will clearly not want regulations which are too onerous. But the Treasury wants to direct savings and investments to green and sustainable solutions. There is a potential for some conflict is the details are not correct.
Elsewhere, HMRC is to write nudge letters to crypto investors
The letters are being sent out to encourage investors to ensure they have paid the correct amount of income and capital gains tax on crypto holdings.
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