SSAS Pensions Explained

SSAS Pensions Explained

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How does a SSAS work?

As trustees of the company’s pension scheme, business owners or directors make the key decisions of where the funds are invested. The major benefit of a SSAS is the flexibility on where the funds can be invested, this may include the business’ premises and other fixed assets that could grow in value.

For example, the pension scheme could purchase the business’ premises and lease the property back to the business which would then pay a rental income to the pension fund. Of course, this would be subject to terms and conditions, so it’s advisable to speak to an independent financial adviser.

All of the SSAS’ assets are held in the name of the trustees – there are no individual pension pots for the scheme members to draw from, but each member is recognised to hold a percentage portion of the assets of the scheme.


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We work with all major UK pension providers allowing us to find the pension that helps you meet your retirement goals, and ensures your retirement is in experienced hands.

What is the difference between a SSAS and a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension)?

Both are self-managed and reliant on the investment decisions of the owner/trustees. The main differences are:


    Greater flexibility with the investments
    Can lend funds back to the company
    Run by trustees – not an individual
    Usually only available to business directors or senior management


Anyone can open a SIPP
Higher running costs than an SSAS
The SIPP provider is the trustee
Cannot lend money to your business from a SIPP


Who can invest in a Small Self-Administered Scheme?

Small Self-Administered pension Schemes are usually set-up to provide retirement benefits for small business owners, directors or senior members of staff. They can also be opened up to all employees and their family members even if they don’t directly work for the business but generally limited to a small number of members.