Pensions: Individual Protection 2014

This guidance on Individual Protection 2014 is for individuals and scheme administrators .



From 6 April 2014 the standard lifetime allowance will be reduced from £1.5 million to £1.25 million.

Individual Protection 2014 will give individuals a protected lifetime allowance equal to the value of their pension savings on 5 April 2014, subject to an overall maximum of £1.5 million. You will not lose Individual Protection 2014 by making further savings in to your pension scheme, but any pension savings in excess of your protected lifetime allowance will be subject to a lifetime allowance charge. You can’t apply for Individual Protection 2014 if you already hold primary protection.

Published 26 February 2014
Last updated 27 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. This revised version of the IP2014 standalone guidance now reflects the final legislative references and some comments received during the consultation period.
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