I note that the FSA is after 200 to 350 new recruits (Backchat, 2 December).

Presumably this means that the FSA is currently in breach of COND 2.4.1 with regards to staff resources.

The question is: will the FSA take action against itself for the breach of this condition? If so what fine will it administer?

More seriously, the government is considering extending paid time off for maternity and paternity leave. For a small broker this could be a serious, albeit temporary, breach of this rule, especially as the broker must keep the jobs open for return after leave.

How can a broker obtain temporary staff?

John Portwood