One of the central aspects of choosing to be an Independent Financial Adviser post-RDR is the ability to prove independence. A number of tools are coming to market that offer to help via an interactive spreadsheet.

The two better ones I have seen are:

1. Compliance and Training Solutions (CATS) offer

2. The Independence Checker. This currently does not have a website but a useful video walk through by Pete Matthew at:

Comments on the above, alternatives and/or your experiences undertaking the task of proving independence would be great.