The regulator has spent almost £200,000 on flowers for its offices over the past five years, Money Marketing can reveal.

A freedom of information request, submitted by Money Marketing, found the FCA and FSA spent a total of £198,968 between 2009 and 2013 on plants and flowers for its London and Edinburgh offices and for events, at an average cost of £3,316 a month, or £765 a week.

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