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PERG 1.5 What other guidance about the perimeter is available from the FSA?

PERG 1.5.1GRP

General guidance on the perimeter is also contained in various FSA documents (mainly fact sheets and frequently asked questions) that are available on the FSA website at www.fsa.gov.uk.These documents, and the URL on which they may be accessed, include:

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    guidance about the position under the Insurance Mediation Directive and the Regulated Activities Order of property owners and tenants - http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Doing/small_firms/insurance/faq/property.shtml;1

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    guidance about the scope of the exclusion in article 72C of the Regulated Activities Order (Provision of information on an incidental basis) http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Doing/small_firms/insurance/faq/exclusion.shtml;1

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    guidance on passporting for insurers and insurance intermediaries - http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Doing/small_firms/insurance/faq/insurers.shtml;1

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    guidance about the position under the Insurance Mediation Directive and the Regulated Activities Order of the company appointed to manage a PPP or similar construction and operation project - www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/other/letter_pppforum.pdf ;

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    guidance about the position under the Insurance Mediation Directive and the Regulated Activities Order of property managing agents - http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/Doing/small_firms/insurance/library/imd.shtml; and1

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    guidance for employers about how to provide advice and information to their employees on pension matters without contravening the Act - www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/other/guide4employers.pdf.

PERG 1.5.2GRP

Any person who, having read relevant general guidance and, where appropriate, taken legal advice, remains uncertain about whether his activities amount to regulated activities or his communications will be subject to the restriction in section 21 of the Act, may seek individual guidance from the FSA. Requests for individual guidance should be made in line with SUP 9.

PERG 1.5.3GRP

In addition, the FSA has established a team to provide general assistance and guidance to persons generally about the scope of the Act. Enquiries of this kind may be made:

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    by authorised firms, to either the FirmContact Centre (email fcc@fsa.gov.uk, Tel 0845 606 9966) or their normal supervisory contact; or

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    by individuals or non-authorised firms, to the Consumer Contact Centre (email ccc@fsa.gov.uk, Tel 0845 606 1234) or the Perimeter Enquiries Team (email authorisationenquiries@fsa.gov.uk, Tel 020 7066 0082)

PERG 1.5.4GRP

The FSA will review its general guidance from time to time and may need to amend or withdraw published or written guidance in the light of changing circumstances, developing business practices, or case law. For the status of guidance issued by the FSA, see PERG 1.3.1 G.