The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called on the government to review its “complicated” pension tax measures and simplify engagement with the system.
More than 4,500 pension scheme members breached the lifetime allowance in the 2017/18 tax year, an increase of 36% from the year before, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The government must conduct a fundamental review of tax reliefs and allowances to reduce complexity and confusion, says Malcolm McLean
More than one million people aged over 55 are now subject to harsher pension contribution limits as a result of using the pension freedom rules, Just Group research has found.
The reduction in the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) from £10,000 to £4,000 per year will apply retrospectively from April 2017, after the Treasury confirmed plans to reintroduce tax relief cuts from that date.