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44Disclosure of information about transaction costs to members etcE+W+S

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(1)In section 113 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (disclosure of information about schemes to members etc), after subsection (4) insert—

(5)The Secretary of State must make regulations under subsection (1) requiring information about some or all of the transaction costs of a relevant scheme to be given to some or all of the persons mentioned in subsection (2).

(6)The Secretary of State must by regulations make provision requiring the publication of information about—

(a)some or all of the transaction costs of a relevant scheme, and

(b)some or all of the administration charges imposed on members of a relevant scheme.

(7)Regulations under subsection (6) may require other relevant information to be published along with information about transaction costs or administration charges in relation to a scheme.

(8)Other relevant information” means other information which would or may assist in making comparisons between those costs or charges and costs or charges in relation to other schemes.

(9)Before making regulations by virtue of subsection (5) or (6), the Secretary of State must consult—

(a)the Financial Conduct Authority, and

(b)the Treasury;

(in addition to any other persons consulted in accordance with section 185(1)).

(10)In this section—

  • administration charge” has the meaning given by paragraph 1(5) of Schedule 18 to the Pensions Act 2014;

  • relevant scheme” means a money purchase scheme that is an occupational pension scheme.

(2)In the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, after section 137F insert—

137FAFCA general rules: disclosure of information about pension scheme transaction costs etc

(1)The FCA must make general rules requiring information about some or all of the transaction costs of a relevant scheme to be given to some or all of the persons mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)Those persons are—

(a)members of the scheme,

(b)spouses or civil partners of members, and

(c)persons within the application of the scheme and qualifying or prospectively qualifying for its benefits.

(3)The FCA must make general rules requiring the publication of information about—

(a)some or all of the transaction costs of a relevant scheme, and

(b)some or all of the administration charges imposed on members of a relevant scheme.

(4)Rules made by virtue of subsection (3) may require other relevant information to be published along with information about transaction costs or administration charges in relation to a scheme.

(5)Other relevant information” means other information which would or may assist in making comparisons between those costs or charges and costs or charges in relation to other schemes.

(6)Before the FCA publishes a draft of any rules to be made by virtue of this section, it must consult—

(a)the Secretary of State, and

(b)the Treasury.

(7)In determining what provision to include in the rules, the FCA must have regard to any regulations about the disclosure or publication of transaction costs or administration charges that are for the time being in force under section 113 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993.

(8)In this section—

  • administration charge” has the meaning given by paragraph 1(5) of Schedule 18 to the Pensions Act 2014;

  • money purchase scheme” has the meaning given by section 181(1) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993;

  • personal pension scheme” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993;

  • relevant scheme” means a money purchase scheme that is—

    (a)

    a personal pension scheme where direct payment arrangements (within the meaning of section 111A of the Pension Schemes Act 1993) exist in respect of one or more members of the scheme who are workers, or

    (b)

    a personal pension scheme which is or has been registered under section 2 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (stakeholder pension schemes);

  • worker” means a person—

    (a)

    who is a worker for the purposes of Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2008, or

    (b)

    to whom a provision of Part 1 of that Act applies as if the person were a worker because of a provision of Chapter 8 of that Part;

    but for the purposes of paragraph (b), ignore section 92 of that Act.

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