The ROPS list is a must-read for all UK payroll and pensions professionals. It is updated twice-monthly on the 1st and the 15th of the month, though this will change if those dates fall on a weekend or Bank Holiday. However, sometimes HMRC will update the List at other times ‘to temporarily remove schemes while reviews are carried out, for example where fraudulent activity is suspected’. The ROPS list contains details of all overseas pension schemes that have advised HMRC they want to be included on it.  ‘Recognise’ indicates that HMRC recognise the overseas pension scheme as being one that is eligible to receive transfers of UK pension benefits.

The updated list from 16 December 2019 contains the following changes from the ROPS List published 02 December 2019:


The 12 schemes added are:

  1. Australia – Karian Super Fund
  2. Australia – Keith Neville Super Fund
  3. Australia – Malks Superannuation Fund
  4. Australia – Naik Family Superannuation Fund
  5. Australia – Nicosia William Jones Superannuation Fund
  6. Australia – Philip Goodyer Super Fund
  7. Australia – Whittle Family Superannuation Fund
  8. Guernsey – Dominic Wheatley Retirement Annuity Trust Scheme
  9. Isle of Man – Cheesley Family SIPP
  10. Jersey – A H Pension Scheme Limited
  11. Netherlands – St. Anna Advies B.V. by Brand New Day
  12. Netherlands – Wetransfer B.V. by Brand New Day

The 4 removals are as follows:

  1. Gibraltar – Hamburger Pensionskasse von 1905 VVaG
  2. Gibraltar – Berkeley Retirement Benefit Scheme
  3. Gibraltar – Evolve Retirement Benefit Scheme
  4. Isle of man – Lighten Point SIPP

There are no changes.

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