Provision of information, education and assistanceE+W+S
12Provision of information, education and assistanceE+W+S
(1)The Regulator may provide such information, education and assistance as it considers appropriate to those involved in—
(a)the administration of work-based pension schemes, or
(b)advising the trustees or managers in relation to such schemes as to their operation.
(2)To the extent that it is not authorised to do so under subsection (1), the Regulator may also provide such information, education and assistance as it considers appropriate to—
(a)employers in relation to work-based pension schemes,
(b)persons involved in advising such employers as to the operation of such schemes, or
(c)persons upon whom duties are imposed by or by virtue of section 238 (information and advice to employees).
(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), “employers in relation to work-based pension schemes” means, in the case of stakeholder pension schemes, the persons upon whom duties are imposed by or by virtue of section 3 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30) (duty of employers to facilitate access to stakeholder pension schemes).
(4)In this section—
“assistance” does not include financial assistance;
“stakeholder pension scheme” and “work-based pension scheme” have the same meaning as in section 5 (Regulator’s objectives).