A SSAS pension is generally for entrepreneurs and directors of privately owned companies or family owned businesses. Companies with a SSAS can be of any size in terms of turnover and profit, but there can be no more than 11 members of the SSAS.
A SSAS is usually set up to provide pensions for a small amount of a company’s directors and/or senior staff - but they can be open to all employees, as well as being made available to family members of employee's (even if they don't work for the company directly).
With a SSAS, all members are appointed trustees, and they have control over the scheme’s assets and investment decisions.
While each member of a SSAS holds a portion of the scheme’s assets, there are no individual ‘pots’. Instead, all assets are held in the name of the trustees.
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