Start saving just a small amount now on behalf of a child to make a real difference to their future.
Important information - please keep in mind that the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may not get back what you invest. Eligibility to invest in a Junior SIPP depends on personal circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future. Control over the investments passes to the child once they turn 18 and withdrawals will not normally be possible until they reach 55.
Giving your child a head start
A tax-efficient way to build a retirement nest egg for your child. The Junior SIPP allowance for the 2019/20 tax year is £3,600, and you have until 5 April 2020 to use it. Control of the pension passes automatically to your child at 18, however the money is locked away until retirement age (usually 55).
Begin saving today
Start from as little as £40 a month, the government will add 25% to each payment.*
It's a family affair
Friends and family can gift money too.
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A wealth of choice
Choose from thousands of funds and shares to invest in.
Including insights and planning tools to help you on your way.
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Manage investments 24/7 with our secure online service and apps
*To pay in a total of £1,000 to your Junior SIPP, you would only need to contribute £800, and the government would pay the other £200.
The power of starting now
When your child is born, if you invest just £2,880 (topped up to £3,600 by the government), it could grow to approximately £117,000 by the time they are 65, which could make a huge difference to their retirement savings. This is thanks to long-term growth potential and the effect of compounding.
Tax rules and reliefs are likely to change between now and a child’s retirement and the eligibility to invest in a pension will depend on personal circumstances. The amount you might get back at 65 is only a projection, it's not guaranteed. Please remember, how your investments perform and the charges may affect the value of your investments and you may not get back the amount you invested. You will not normally be able to withdraw money from a pension until you are 55.
How a Junior SIPP works
How much can you save?
- Contribute from as little as £40 a month
- Set up a regular savings plan or pay in lump sums
- Contribute up to £2,880 a year and the government will add £720 basic tax relief (25%) taking the total up to £3,600
A world of investment options
- Over 3,000 funds
- Large selection of UK shares, growing all the time
- Bonds, investment trusts and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
- Investment solutions from our experts
With you every step of the way
- Get expert guidance emails and articles to help you invest
- Receive a statement and valuation every six months to help keep track of your investments
- Manage your Junior SIPP 24/7 online or on our app
Let’s get started
You can open a Junior SIPP for a child if you are their parent or guardian. The account is held in the child’s name and the child must be under the age of 18.
This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular product, service or course of action. If you are unsure about the suitability of a Junior SIPP for your personal circumstances, you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.
Your Junior SIPP checklist
Please print, complete and post the Junior SIPP form below.
You will need:
- Bank or building society details of everyone who intends to pay into the Junior SIPP
- The code or name of any investments in the Junior SIPP