MoretoSIPPs principal John Moret has called for a new regulatory framework for the SIPP market.
The SIPP industry remains divided on alternative investments with 47% of AMPS conference delegates believing they should be restricted to high net worth clients.
The Financial Conduct Authority should introduce an interim amendment to the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) capital adequacy rules, delegates heard.
Phil Clarke, technical services manager at Rowanmoor Pensions, explores the "explosion" in SIPPs...
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The last government made changes to the borrowing rules for UK Registered Pension Schemes which effectively excluded the purchase of commercial property.
The changes were introduced as a precursor to enabling residential properties to be permitted as a pension scheme investment. The residential property changes were never implemented and a distortion of the pensions investment market has endured.
Commercial properties not only include industrial and warehousing properties but also smaller properties such as pubs, shops, Post Offices and farms.
James Hay proposes that the regulations should revert to a similar position to that pertaining pre 2006. The changes proposed would be revenue neutral for HM Treasury but provide an additional source of funding for smaller businesses throughout the land.Back to the Future: Pension Funding for Commercial Property
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