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The disintegration of the building society cartel; the banks being freed from monetary policy constraints; moves towards fiscal neutrality; and pressure for competitive neutrality and wider powers for building societies. The result was the Building Societies Act 1986, which is basically designed to construct an overall framework within which building societies are allowed to operate. Much of the day-to-day supervisory detail and revisions are therefore covered by secondary legislation and Prudential Notes, the latter being issued by the Building Societies Commission (BSC).

The Building Societies Act 1986 is anachronistic, particularly with respect to changes in EC regulation, where a single European Market for credit business is being set up, but which the building societies witt not be able to take advantage of because of the restrictions of the Act on their overseas operations. The Building Societies Commission (BSC) should be wound down and the regulation of building societies brought under the supervision of the Bank of England. 4 Suggested new regulatory framework INVESTMENT BUSINESS SECURITIES EXCHANGE BOARD BANKS BUILDING SOCIETIES ~ The Financial Regulation Framework 30 investors and professionals alike, with reduced costs and a greater chance of successful prosecutions.

Sir David Walker's report on Lloyd's in 1992 commented that market professionals did not carry out due care and diligence and that 'some members' agents took a very lax view of their fiduciary duties'. A report into the governing of Lloyd's by Sir Jeremy Morse, also in 1992, suggested that regulation should be the responsibility of a regulatory board and be separate from the business planning and day-to-day administration of the market, whilst at the same time maintaining the system of self-regulation set up under the Lloyd's of London Act 1982.

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