General SSAS rules
A company director can have a SSAS. As SSAS can have up to 11 members in total. A SSAS is run by its members, who are trustees of SSAS. The scheme and its paperwork is managed by the Scheme Administrator, who can be a member of the scheme. Whilst it is not a legal requirement, it is advisable to employ a Professional Trustee, who is able to ensure the scheme abides by HMRC rules and the regulations set by The Pensions Regulator.
Within HMRC rules, a SSAS can invest in a range of assets, including commercial property or hands-free property investments. The SSAS scheme can provide commercial loans so could provide a loan to the company. This loan can be used to purchase assets, for example a building such as the company premises, or for any other valid business purpose. A SSAS can borrow money, via a mortgage for example, for investment purposes.