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Personal pensions: contribution and tax relief statistics

HMRC statistics on contributions to personal pensions and the overall cost of private (non-State) pension tax relief.

These statistics provide:

  • the value of contributions to non-occupational personal pensions
  • tax relief estimates for employer and individual contributions to personal and occupational non-State registered pension schemes

Methodology is explained in the statistics along with additional analysis and commentary.

HMRC has renumbered the tables:

  • table PEN1 - was previously Table 7.16
  • table PEN2 - was previously Tables 7.4 & 7.5 now combined.
  • table PEN2.1 - was previously Table 7.4
  • table PEN2.2 - was previously Table 7.5
  • table PEN3 - was previously Table 7.10
  • table PEN4 - was previously Table 7.11
  • table PEN5 - was previously Table 7.12
  • table PEN6 - was previously Table 7.9

Some previous updates to these statistics can now be found on the National Archives website.

Official statistics

  1. Personal pensions statistics introduction

    • National Statistics
  2. Personal pensions: retirement annuity contracts and free standing Additional Voluntary Contributions

    • National Statistics
  3. Personal pensions (including stakeholder pensions) for individuals: scheme members' annual contributions

    • National Statistics
  4. Personal pensions for individuals: annual contributions

    • National Statistics
  5. Stakeholder pensions for individuals: annual contributions

    • National Statistics
  6. Personal pensions: estimated number of individuals contributing and average contribution by status

    • National Statistics
  7. Personal pensions: estimated number of individuals contributing by gender and age

    • National Statistics
  8. Personal pensions: estimate number of individuals contributing by country and region

    • National Statistics
  9. Registered pension schemes: cost of tax relief

    • National Statistics

Other statistics information

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 29 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updates to Tables PEN3, PEN4 and PEN5.
  2. Updates to Tables PEN1, PEN2, PEN2.1, PEN2.2 and PEN6.
  3. Updates to Tables PEN1, PEN2, PEN2.1, PEN2.2 and PEN6.
  4. Updated tables PEN3, PEN4 and PEN5 for 2013-14.
  5. Tables updated for 2013-14
  6. Various tables updated for 2012-13
  7. Various tables updated to February 28th 2014.
  8. First published.