Financial services

Although reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information set out herein is accurate, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to its accuracy or completeness and the Authority accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage which may occur from use of the information. In particular, no representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy reliability or completeness of information supplied by third parties or the linked sites and the Authority does not necessarily endorse the views of those parties or the contents of those sites. The Authority accepts no liability for any errors or omissions herein whether by itself or its affiliates or by any third party. Information on this website may be changed without prior notice. These disclaimers do not restrict or exclude any duties or liabilities which may exist under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or applicable UK regulations. Nothing on this website should be regarded as investment advice.

Data protection

The Authority is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and this allows members to check that their details held are accurate. The Authority may, if it chooses, pass certain details to a third party if the third party is carrying out an administrative function of the Fund - the Fund’s AVC provider, for example. This Authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and, therefore, may use information for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies administering public funds solely for these purposes. Additionally the Fund may respond to requests for personal information from other public bodies e.g. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in connection with their statutory duties. Members have a right to see a copy of the information held about them on application to the Authority’s Data Protection Officer.

The Authority also participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) exercise by passing pension information to the Audit Commission. The NFI is the Audit Commission's data exercise designed to help detect fraud from the public purse.

Virus issues

The Authority does not accept responsibility for loss or damage which may occur from the use of downloaded material and recommends that users re-check all downloaded materials using their own virus security software.