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AUTH 3.16 Specific obligations: applicants seeking to establish, operate or wind up a stakeholder pension scheme

AUTH 3.16.1G

Applicants should be aware that, in addition to requiring permission from the FSA to establish, operate or wind up a stakeholder pension scheme, a firm will need to obtain exempt approval of the stakeholder pension scheme from HM Revenue and Customs 1and to register the scheme with the Pensions Regulator1.

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AUTH 3.16.2G

Establishment and operation of a stakeholder pension scheme may involve heavy investment in new systems or changes to existing systems which, in view of the limit on charges, might not be recovered for some time. So, the FSA will normally require an applicant wishing to establish, operate or wind up a stakeholder pension scheme to provide financial projections for the whole period up to the point at which the new business is expected to break even. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate to the FSA that it is ready, willing and organised to comply with the requirements (including those in COB 5, COB 6 and TC 2) applicable to operation of a stakeholder pension scheme.