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 http://www.independencetool.co.uk

2. The Independence Checker. This currently does not have a website but a useful video walk through by Pete Matthew at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTb9ppjvHHA

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