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APER 1.2 Purpose

APER 1.2.1G

The Statements of Principle contained in APER 2 are issued under section 64(1) of the Act (Conduct: statements and codes).

APER 1.2.2GRP

Section 64(2) of the Act states that if the FSA issues Statements of Principle it must also issue a code of practice for the purpose of helping to determine whether or not a person's conduct complies with the Statements of Principle. The Code of Practice for Approved Persons in APER 3 and APER 4 fulfils this requirement.

APER 1.2.3GRP

The Code of Practice for Approved Persons sets out descriptions of conduct which, in the opinion of the FSA, do not comply with a Statement of Principle and, in the case of Statement of Principle 3, conduct which tends to show compliance within that statement. The Code of Practice for Approved Persons also sets out, in certain cases, factors which, in the opinion of the FSA, are to be taken into account in determining whether or not an approved person's conduct complies with a Statement of Principle. The guidance set out in APER 3 and APER 4 does not form part of the Code of Practice for Approved Persons.

APER 1.2.4G

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APER 1.2.5GRP

As set out in SUP 10.3.1 R (Arrangements and regulated activities), a function is a controlled function only to the extent that it is performed under an arrangement entered into by:

  1. (1)

    a firm; or

  2. (2)

    a contractor of the firm;

in relation to the carrying on by the firm of a regulated activity.

APER 1.2.6G

The Statements of Principle apply only to the performance of a controlled function (that is, to the activities carried on under the arrangement described in the firm's application for approval).

APER 1.2.7G

The FSA recognises that an approved person may be performing functions which are unrelated to regulated activities or are otherwise outside the description of a controlled function. The fact that a person may be approved for one purpose does not have the effect of bringing all his functions within the controlled function, nor of making those functions subject to the Statements of Principle.

APER 1.2.8G

The territorial scope of the approved persons regime is set out in SUP 10.1 (Application).

APER 1.2.9G

The Statements of Principle apply only to the extent that a person is performing a controlled function for which approval has been sought and granted.