Consultation outcome

Electronic communications in the mutuals sector

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses to the consultation on electronic communications in the mutuals sector

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Seeking views on the use of electronic communications (such as email and internet) by the mutual sector.

Documents

Electronic communications in the mutuals sector - a consultation document (PDF 3.41MB)

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Electronic communications in the mutuals sector: impact assessment (PDF 2.2MB)

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Consultation description

The Government launched a consultation proposing to amend legislation to facilitate the use of electronic communications (such as email and internet) by the mutual sector. The consultation was open to all members of the public with an interest, particularly building societies; mutual sector (friendly societies; industrial and provident societies; and credit unions); and finally members of mutual societies. 

Mutual societies are under a number of statutory obligations to communicate with their members or the public in the conduct of their business. The consultation document proposes to amend legislation that will facilitate the use of electronic communications (such as email and internet) by the mutual sector to discharge these statutory obligations and allow mutuals to reduce their administrative costs.