Closed consultation

Pensions tax relief administration: call for evidence

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This call for evidence seeks to gather evidence on the operation of both the main methods of administering pensions tax relief and what improvements might be made.

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Consultation description

This call for evidence was announced at Budget 2020.

The government is concerned about the potential for a low-earning individual’s take-home pay to be affected by the method of pensions tax relief operated by their pension scheme. The government is keen to explore this issue further to understand what deliverable options for change may exist.

This call for evidence seeks views on how certain proposals could be adapted to address the discrepancy in outcomes for low earners in a way that is consistent with the government’s principles for reform. Any other proposals around the administration of pensions tax relief would also be welcomed.


Published 21 July 2020