National Statistics

Personal pensions statistics introduction

This publication contains information on personal pensions, based on data that pension schemes are required to report to HM Revenue and Customs.

Documents

Personal pensions statistics

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email different.format@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

It is divided into 4 sections:

  • section 1 - an introduction to the different types of pensions and their tax treatment
  • section 2 - commentary and analysis of the main trends in personal pension contributions and tax relief
  • section 3 - detailed statistical tables
  • section 4 - details of the data used in this publication and the estimation methodologies
Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 28 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated tables PEN3, PEN4 and PEN5 to include 2017 data. Added tables PEN7 and PEN8.
  2. Tables PEN1, PEN2, PEN2.1, PEN2.2 and PEN6 have been updated to include 2016 to 2017 data.
  3. Document updated to include new PEN3, PEN4 and PEN5 tables and analysis.
  4. Document updated to include new PEN1, PEN2, PEN2.1, PEN2.2 and PEN6 tables and analysis.
  5. Document updated to include new PEN3, PEN4, and PEN5 tables and analysis.
  6. Document updated to include new PEN1, PEN2, PEN2.1, PEN2.2 and PEN6 tables and analysis.
  7. Updated the attached document.
  8. Various tables updated for 2013-14
  9. Various tables updated for 2012-13
  10. Publication updated to February 28th 2014.
  11. First published.