Consultation outcome

Consultation: public financial guidance

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The government published a proposal for restructuring the delivery of public financial guidance for further consultation on 16 March 2016, which also incorporates the government’s response to this initial consultation.

Original consultation


The government is seeking responses on how the public provision of free-to-client, impartial financial guidance should be structured to give consumers the information they need to make financial decisions.

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Consultation description

This consultation will look at:

  • how much demand is there for the public provision of debt, pensions and general money guidance

  • how the provision of public financial guidance should be structured and funded

  • how the government can make the provision of public financial guidance more effective for consumers

This consultation is being run alongside the Financial Advice Market Review: Call for input, which will explore how the financial advice market could work better for consumers. The two reviews have a shared aspiration of improving the experience for consumers in accessing financial information, and will provide a complementary and comprehensive analysis of the advice landscape.

This consultation is open until 22 December and the government will consider responses and report back ahead of Budget 2016, alongside the Financial Advice Market Review.


Published 12 October 2015
Last updated 16 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated with outcome
  2. Information on the Expert Advisory Panel added
  3. First published.