Assessment of FSA set for launch

The survey, to be conducted by NOP Financial, will be divided into qualitative and quantitative stages. The qualitative phase, involving a series of interviews with senior FSA staff, panel members and a sample of senior staff from a cross-section of regulated firms, will commence shortly.

The panel plans to publish the final report findings later in 2004. It will use the information to inform the advice it gives the FSA about how the regulator's activities and approach could be improved from