[137FB FCA general rules: disclosure of information about the availability of pensions guidance]
[137FB FCA general rules: disclosure of information about the availability of pensions guidance]

[(1)     The FCA must make general rules requiring information about the availability of pensions guidance to be given by the trustees or managers of a relevant pension scheme to members of the scheme, and survivors of members of the scheme, with subsisting rights in respect of any flexible benefits.

[(1A)     The FCA must also make general rules requiring the trustees or managers of a relevant pension scheme to take the steps mentioned in subsections (1B) and (1C) in relation to an application from a member or survivor—

(a)     to transfer any rights accrued under the scheme, or

(b)     to start receiving benefits provided by the scheme.

(1B)     As part of the application process, the trustees or managers must ensure that—

(a)     the member or survivor is referred to appropriate pensions guidance, and

(b)     the member or survivor is provided with an explanation of the nature and purpose of such guidance.

(1C)     Before proceeding with the application, the trustees or managers must ensure that the member or survivor has either received appropriate pensions guidance or has opted out of receiving such guidance.

(1D)     The rules may—