Boris: Wrongdoing should be 'rooted out and punished'

This is as an important step towards improved regulation of the financial services sector, and I welcome its focus on good governance, accountability and responsibility.

I've always asserted that where there is wrongdoing it should be rooted out and punished. Equally we need the City to remain competitive, and this report provides a framework that strengthens standards and secures trust without destroying competition.

We should applaud the fact that the UK is leading the world on this, but we should be mindful of the need to bring other global financial centres with us on the journey toward better regulation - not light touch, not heavy handed, simply better.

– Mayor of London Boris Johnson

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Proposals to jail reckless bankers

Senior bankers should be personally responsible for malpractice, with a new criminal offence of reckless misconduct in the management of a bank that carries a custodial sentence, the Banking Commission has concluded in its final report.