What flexibility does a SSAS give?
SSAS pensions – also known as small self-administered pension schemes – offer a lot of flexibility which is one of the key reasons they are popular with Directors due to the extensive flexibility and control over the investment policy and assets.
- Mrs Santi and her family own a large restaurant chain in Edinburgh and want to extend and modernise one of the properties.
- The company (the sponsoring employer) sets up a SSAS for the Scheme Members who are all senior personnel within the business.
- The Trustees of the SSAS are responsible for the day to day running of the SSAS and are responsible for making any investment decisions.
- With a SSAS, a loanback is permitted and the employer can take out a loan for the value of up to 50% from the scheme’s net assets.
- They do so in order to release funds for the property extension and the loan company then pays the pension scheme.
- Tax efficient – any growth on the business value is generally free of Capital Gains Tax.
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