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Parents can make contributions to a pension scheme for their children under the age of 18. Does the child and/or the parent have to be resident in the UK to do this?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/02/2020

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  • Parents can make contributions to a pension scheme for their children under the age of 18. Does the child and/or the parent have to be resident in the UK to do this?

Parents can make contributions to a pension scheme for their children under the age of 18. Does the child and/or the parent have to be resident in the UK to do this?

The following Practice Note is relevant to your question: UK pensions tax treatment of internationally mobile employees and members, see in particular the section entitled: Tax treatment of overseas individuals who are members of UK registered pension schemes.

As mentioned in the Practice Note, since 6 April 2006, membership of a UK-registered pension scheme is open to anyone regardless of where they are resident. Part 4 of the Finance Act 2004 (FA 2004) does not therefore restrict the amount that can be contributed by, or on behalf of, a non-UK resident to a

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