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. 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.

Updates to the List

When this list is updated every two weeks, the previous amendments are deleted.  This means there is no running update on the additions, amendments or deletions, meaning that professionals have to look at it immediately it comes out.

Now I have found out where the information is contained, I will try my hardest to update professionals with the additions and deletions.  The updated list from 15 January 2019 contains the following changes:

  • Australia – Snugglesbear Superannuation Fund
  • Guernsey – St Jacques No1 Pension Plan
  • Guernsey – St Jacques No2 Pension Plan
  • Guernsey – St Jacques No3 Pension Plan
  • Sweden – SPP’s Occupational Pension Plan


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