There is no financial limit on the amount that may be contributed to a registered pension scheme.

The maximum amount on which an individual can claim tax relief in any tax year is the greater of the individual’s UK relevant earnings or £3,600.

If total pension input exceeds the annual allowanceof £50,000 there may be a tax charge on the excess.


Maximum age for tax relief
Minimum age for taking benefits
Lifetime allowance charge – lump sum paid
Lifetime allowance charge – monies retained
on cumulative benefits exceeding
Maximum tax-free lump sum

*Subject to transitional protection for excess amount.
A charge may apply in respect of contributions where an individual has relevant income of £130,000 or more.
Note – Total pension input is the increase in value of the aggregate of all the individual’s pension savings. The pension input period is usually the year to the anniversary date which falls within the relevant tax year.