<strong>PAUL MUMFORD </strong>CAVENDISH AM<br />&ldquo;The agreement to limit cash bonuses at both banks is evidently a political gesture rather than a move designed to tackle the structure of the financial system or remuneration itself.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>JOHN CRIDLAND </strong>CBI<br />&ldquo;The priorities for the government must be financial stability and reduced risk for the taxpayer. It has done the right thing in difficult circumstances by helping these banks.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>VINCE CABLE </strong>LIB DEMS<br />&ldquo;Until we can split up the banks in a meaningful way, so that taxpayers will not be forced to underwrite casino activities, all banks should pay a premium for the explicit support they receive.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>CHARLIE MENEGATOS </strong>ACCENDO<br />&ldquo;This will reduce the risk borne by the taxpayer, improving value for money; RBS will participate in the APS under revised terms that improve incentives and deliver better risk-sharing.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>GEORGE OSBORNE </strong>TORIES<br />&ldquo;We welcome the decision to do what the government was initially reluctant to do and enforce a partial break up of the banks... something we proposed over six months ago.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>STUART FRASER </strong>CITY OF LONDON<br />&ldquo;These divestments... will help to provide greater consumer choice especially if new players improve the supply of funds as the government pulls back its support.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>DAVID FROST </strong>BCC<br />&ldquo;These plans have the potential to increase availability of finance to business. Without access to finance for viable businesses, the UK economy will pay a serious long-term price.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>JONATHAN JACKSON </strong>KILLIK<br />&ldquo;The announcements from Lloyds Banking Group and RBS provide further clarification over the financial stability of the part-nationalised UK banks.&rdquo;