Tom Baigrie: Why I urge reform

30th anniversary of regulation

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Tom Baigrie, CEO of LifeSearch
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Tom Baigrie, CEO of LifeSearch

LifeSearch CEO on how stamping out dubious tele-sales practices will help grow protection

The response of many commentators to the 30th anniversary of regulation has been to condemn its failure to stop consumers being ripped off while endlessly increasing the duties and costs it opposes on the law abiding. I see it a bit differently. No police force can stop all crime, but they can reduce the incidence and marginalise criminal behaviour. The alphabet soup of three decades' worth of regulators may well have been careless with the profit margins of those they regulate, but they have...

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