I have just emailed the following, I’ll see if I get a reply??
Sorry to bang on about the Grealish situation but......
From the CS responses I have seen, FI seem to think he hasn’t broken the law, one response I have seen on Twitter says ‘breaching the guidelines isn’t reason to remove.’
But these aren’t guidelines they are law. The legislation is in the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
This makes travel illegal apart from some reasons like collecting medication, giving blood etc. The full list is in the regulations. Going to a party at a friends is not allowed, it is therefore illegal and punishable by law.
While this has cost me a few pounds it isn’t really the point, it’s the inconsistency that matters. I love the product and won’t be making threats to remove my money, but when traders are complaining on Twitter etc it is bound to effect the confidence of prospective customers and therefore reduce new investment.
Are senior managers aware of the discord around this issue? It is a reputational risk to the product and needs dealing with strategically.
PS I think all traders appreciate the product and the efforts you make to assist us. Thank you.