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FCA funding needs rise by £6.3m to £452m
by Dylan Lobo on Mar 31, 2014 at 07:55
The Financial Conduct Authority’s budget has increased by 1% to £452 million.
The £6.3 million increase was revealed in the watchdog's annual business review.
The finanical watchdog said the increase would be directed towards five areas.
* the cost of core operating activities
* the total amount we charge the industry to fund our plans
* The development of information systems to deliver new regulatory and operational requirements
* The costs of delivering the new consumer credit regime and setting up the new Payment Systems Regulator
* The new competition objective
'We will be increasing our headcount to help us deliver our competition objective and consumer credit regulation. This includes those people transferring over to us from the Office of Fair Trading,' the FCA said in a statement.
'We will focus on integrating new staff, making the most of their skills and experience while ensuring that their career development here aligns with our culture and the value we place on continual personal improvement.'
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