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SJP employees to pay less for CII unit

He added that the CII remains keen to partner with other financial advice firms where there was a "clear need".

The CII said once it completes its review of lessons learned from the pilot and the FCA finalised its own guidance regarding vulnerable customers, the professional body will make the unit widely available.

Elliot Guthrie, trainee paraplanner at Create and Prosper Financial Services, said he felt it was fair SJP employees get a discount if their company paid towards the cost of developing the course. 

Mr Guthrie said: "I’m pleased that the CII have listened to the membership and taken action." 

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