Dentons SIPP

Last updated: 11th January 2024

Charges Charges are subject to VAT although shown excluding VAT

Initial/Set up fee


Annual fee

£480 for Single Portfolio SIPP (which allows one platform or one investment manager who is pre-approved by Dentons)

£696 for Full SIPP

Transfer in fee

£70 per transfer

£250 per transfer from Defined Benefits scheme/safeguarded rights

Transfer out fee

Time cost from £267
Includes the winding up of the SIPP, preparation of legal documents to close the trust, moving cash & completion of transferring information request form.

In-specie transfer in fee

Time cost

Taking Benefits

Flexi-Access Drawdown:

Benefit Crystallisation from £267

Payment of regular pension £132 per annum

Annual review £143

Capped Drawdown:

Benefit Crystallisation from £267

Payment of regular pension £132 per annum

Annual review of pension income £200 per review

Formal review of pension income £267 per review (mandatory)

Conversion of capped drawdown to flexi-access drawdown pension £Nil

Uncrystallised funds pension lump sum:

Benefit Crystallisation £399

Annuity purchase fee

From £267

Payment of death benefits fee


Other fees

Setting up investment portfolios or platforms, £213

Non standard asset transaction, from £575

Opening additional bank accounts, £170 per account

HMRC Scheme Return fees £70 per annum


Access: Direct or via IFA


Online capability


Dentons has an existing client online portal where clients & their advisers can see details of the SIPP records online, including:
· Assets held
· Consolidated valuations
· Cash account balance
· Contributions made
· Transfers - a history of all transfers both in and out of the SIPP
· Income drawdown information - such as benefits taken and benefit calculations

A demo can be viewed at

All literature and case studies are available to download.

Permitted Investments

Commercial property

Unit trusts & OEICS

All platforms allowed

External deposit accounts

Yes, subject to restrictions

Overseas listed stock and shares

All stockbrokers allowed

UK listed stocks and shares

All stockbrokers allowed

AIM shares

All stockbrokers allowed

Gilts/corporate bonds

All stockbrokers allowed


All stockbrokers allowed

Investment trusts

All stockbrokers allowed

Discretionary management

Unrestricted access

National Savings & Investments

Unlisted shares

UK unlisted shares only and subject to approval

Structured products

Trustee Investment Plans

Insurance company funds

Hedge funds

Traded endowment plans

Third party loans

Subject to a full review of the proposed investment by the Dentons Investment committee. Third party loans need to be secured and a minimum of £5,000 liquid funds need to be kept in the SIPP

Property purchase

Purchase fee

Time cost from £960 per property

Sale fee

Time cost

Annual property administration fee

Time cost - Dentons will apply a fee for ensuring rental invoices are issued, rental monies are collected and that the property is appropriately insured and for other property administration, as required.

VAT registration fee


VAT return fees

£130 per quarter

Other fees

Environmental search, £154

Borrowing, Time cost (from £315)

SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account provider

Cater Allen

Current interest rate

£0+ 1.45%
£500,000+ 1.55%


Scheme trustees

The Declaration of Sub-Trust sets up the SIPP under the umbrella of a master trust and appoints you as the co-trustee of your SIPP along with Denton & Co Trustees Limited.

Scheme administrator

Dentons Pension Management Ltd

Minimum contributions

Regular payments

No minimum

Transfers/Single Premiums


Min additional

No minimum

Company Information


Privately owned

Year established


Funds under administration

Over £5.3 billion SIPP funds under administration across SIPP and SSAS.

Number of SIPPs administered

over 7,900

Defaqto Rating

Five Stars


Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?

Yes. If the transfer is over £30,000, a positive recommendation from a Transfer Specialist is required


Flexi-Access Drawdown offered


Uncrystallised Funds Pension Lump Sum offered


Scheme Pension offered




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