Personal Pension Plan (PPP)
What is a Personal Pension Plan?
Personal Pension Plans (PPP) have been around since mid-1988. They were introduced by the UK government to enable the self-employed, and employees working for companies not operating a group pension scheme, to build up a pension fund for retirement.
Personal Pension Plans are money purchase schemes with contributions receiving tax relief. An employer may contribute to an individual’s Personal Pension Plan and can move with individuals when they change jobs.
To be eligible to invest in a Personal Pension Plan and receive tax relief on personal contributions, an individual investor must be under 75 years of age and resident in the UK (there are some exemptions for individuals who work for the UK Government or have left the UK in the last few years).
Contributions can also be made by your employer or a third party, for example parent or spouse.
Find out more in our Personal Pension Plan Guide
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