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By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Miscreant bankers face having their bonuses clawed back for up to seven years after their award under measures set out on Wednesday by the Bank of England, as it tightens its regulatory clampdown on wrongdoing in the financial sector. The measures, some of the world's toughest on the financial sector, are the Bank's latest attempt to avoid a repeat of the multi-billion pound taxpayer bailouts of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds which marked the peak of the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 in Britain. Despite the scale of the crisis, few bankers were subsequently punished for reckless behaviour and the sector's hefty bonuses remain a focus of public concern, given they have been blamed for encouraging the excessive risk-taking for rich short-term rewards which led to the financial sector meltdown. The rule goes beyond the Bank of England's proposal in a consultation paper in March for a clawback of bonuses up to six years from the date they were fully paid out.