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Authorisation criteria

Criteria for fitness and propriety, systems and processes, member communications, continuity strategy, financial sustainability and sound scheme design.

Authorisation criteria: overview

Overview of the criteria that we will use to assess collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes applying for authorisation.

Fitness and propriety

Who we assess, how we assess fitness and propriety, trustee competence and the conduct of individuals involved.

Systems and processes

IT functionality and maintenance, scheme governance, policies and procedures, and member communications.

Financial sustainability

Financial resources, other ways of meeting scheme costs, employer support, Costs, Assets and Liquidity Plan, and financial reserves.

Continuity strategy

Continuity strategy, preparing for a triggering event and the three continuity options if a triggering event occurs.

Sound scheme design

Sound design of a collective defined contribution scheme including the viability report, viability certificate and investment strategy.