Reports, Publications, Submissions & Policy Responses

Reports, Publications and Submissions from the APPG on Fair Business Banking

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Resolving Insolvency: Restoring confidence in the system – Report Launch Summary

Following the publication of ‘Resolving Insolvency: Restoring confidence in the system’, an in-depth and evidence-based paper on the UK insolvency profession, the APPG held an online panel discussion and hosted a Parliamentary Reception where we heard from Lord Sikka, Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex and University of Sheffield. Download PDF
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Scale Up to Level Up – Report Launch Summary

Following the publication of ‘Scale up to level up’, an in-depth and analytical paper on financing the UK’s SMEs, the APPG held an online panel discussion to debate the findings of this report. Download PDF
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Resolving Insolvency: Restoring confidence in the system – APPG on Fair Business Banking Report

Following an in-depth call for evidence and a consultative roundtable, the APPG on Fair Business Banking and City law Firm Humphries Kerstetter are proud to publish its report on the insolvency profession. Download PDF
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Scale Up to Level Up: APPG on Business Banking Report

Following a call for evidence, four inquiry sessions, and a consultative roundtable, the APPG on Fair Business Banking is proud to launch their report on financing the UK’s SMEs Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Roundtable Summary

As the final part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, we held a roundtable with Paul Scully, Minister for Small Business, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and various stakeholders. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 4 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, the fourth and final inquiry focused on regional and sectoral disparities in the business lending market. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 3 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, the third inquiry focused on exploring solutions to the challenges faced in the business lending market. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 2 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, the second inquiry focused on alternative financing options in the business lending market and barriers that lenders face. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 1 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s work on Fair Treatment for SMEs, we are investigating further into financing and capitalising the UK’s SMEs by holding multiple inquiry sessions with various witnesses from the financial sector and a cross-party inquiry panel. Download PDF

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Bankers for NetZero: Tooling up the Green Homes Industry

Following a series of roundtables with leaders from finance, industry and the public sector, the Green Finance Industry and Bankers for Net Zero have jointly published this paper which explores how best to accelerate the deployment and scale-up of green home technologies across the UK, in particular, how finance can support UK manufacturers.Download PDF

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Bankers for NetZero: Mobilising SMEs for Climate Action

Bankers for Net Zero have published a new report on how mobilising SMEs is vital in order to achieve net zero. This paper outlines how the combination of actions from banks and Government can accelerate the progress towards net zero for the UK’s approximately 6 million SMEs. Download PDF

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Bankers for NetZero: The Retrofit Revolution

Over the last six months, Bankers for Net Zero, in partnership with the UK Green Building Council, has convened a retrofits working group to explore what it will take to unlock that opportunity. Download PDF

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APPG Submission to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) RE: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The APPG on Fair Business Banking has submitted its complaint to Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) relating to the claimed misconduct by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Download PDF

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APPG Submission to the Independent Review on IRHPs

The APPG on Fair Business Banking was asked to submit a report to the lessons-learned review on  Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHPs). Download PDF

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Fair Business Banking for All

The APPG on Fair Business Banking report into dispute resolution for businesses. This report was published by the Centre for Policy Studies. Download PDF

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Draft Project Lord Turnbull Report

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APPG on Fair Business Banking: Response to FCA Consultation CP18/31 – December 2018

The APPG on Fair Business Banking’s response to the FCA’s consultation CP18/31 on increasing the award limit for the Financial Ombudsman Service. Download PDF

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APPG Response to Industry ADR Scheme Announcement – 30 November 2018

Our response to UK Finance’s proposals to reform the dispute resolution landscape for businesses in the UK Download PDF

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APPG on Fair Business Banking: Response to FCA’s ‘Duty of Care Consultation’ – November 2018

The APPG on Fair Business Banking’s response to the FCA’s consultation paper DP18/5 on a new duty of care for financial services firms. Download PDF

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APPG on Fair Business Banking: Position Statement – 14 November 2018

A statement from the APPG outlining our position on proposals to extend the ombudsman, Financial Services Tribunal, restitution for legacy cases, data collation and a public inquiry. Download PDF

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APPG on Fair Business Banking Overview

An overview of the APPG’s current five work streams. Download PDF

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APPG on Fair Business Banking position statement 24.07.18

Statement outlining the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s position on access to justice, recommendations for industry, conflict of interest and the role of professional advisors, turnaround units, insolvency reform and the investigation of financial fraud. Download PDF

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APPG Budget Representation – Autumn 2018

The APPG’s formal budget representation to the Treasury for consideration in the Autumn budget 2018 Download PDF

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Briefing Paper on the Australian Royal Commission

A briefing paper produced with the assistance of the Parliament of Australia Library and the House of Lords Library on the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Download PDF

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Bridging the Gap Inquiry Transcripts

Transcripts from the APPG’s Bridging the Gap Inquiry evidence sessions in 2017. Download PDF

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APPG on Fair Business Banking statement 21.6.18

Statement on the release of the draft Project Lord Turnbull Report, sent by Michael Bancroft to Kevin Hollinrake MP. Download PDF

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Draft Project Lord Turnbull Report part 1

Draft Project Lord Turnbull Report part 1, sent to Kevin Hollinrake MP by Michael Bancroft. Download PDF

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Draft Project Lord Turnbull Report part 2

Draft Project Lord Turnbull Report part 2, sent to Kevin Hollinrake MP by Michael Bancroft. Download PDF