The FSA is an independent body that
regulates the financial services industry in the UK. Their
main aim is to promote public awareness of the financial
system, maintain confidence, protect the consumer and
reduce financial crime.
The Law Society is the professional
body for solicitors in England and Wales. They serve society
by working to improve access to the law setting the standards
for the best independent professional advisers.
The Pensions Regulator is the regulatory body for work-based pension schemes in the UK and replaced OPRA on 6 April 2005. It has wider powers and a new proactive and risk-focused approach to regulation.
Under the overall direction of Treasury
Ministers, HM Revenue & Customs is responsible for the efficient
administration of UK taxation. The Department's job is
to provide an effective and fair tax service to the country
GAD is a government department that
provides actuarial advice on financial matters. A large
part of its activities is concerned with pensions and
includes advice to the Treasury, Inland Revenue and OPRA.