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The FSCS has defended itself against suggestions it takes a punitive, enforcement approach against those firms deemed in default.
The Personal Finance Society wants the Government to impose a ‘seven basis points’ levy on funds under management per year as a solution to FSCS funding problems. 
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has listed 11 failed advice firms it declared in default in March in a move which will mean some British Steel Pension Transfer clients being compensated.
AMPS, which trade association which represents most UK SIPP providers, has written to the FSCS to question its statements on three SIPP providers recently declared in default by the scheme.

Three SIPP operators have been declared in default by the FSCS after 150 claims were received, the body announced today.
SIPP compensation claims above predictions have forced the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to ask financial advisers and providers to chip in an extra levy of £23.9m.
Nearly 3,600 consumers have been compensated for wrongly being advised to switch savings into ‘risky’ assets within SIPPs – at a cost of £105m.
The Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS), the body representing SIPP operators and SSAS practitioners, has voiced concerns about introducing a product levy to fund the FSCS and says the role of advice in causing later claims needs to be studied.
Advisers categorised as pensions and life intermediaries face paying an extra £36m to the FSCS next year due to rising cost of Sipps.
Advisers have been warned they face an extra FSCS levy next year as a result of rapidly growing claims related to Sipps.
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