Pensions are Changing Again – Do You Need to Take any action before 5 April 2016?

4th February 2016

Annual Allowance 

The amount you can pay into a pension scheme each year has been reducing and the limit is currently at £40,000. However from this April those with income over £150,000 per year will have this limit cut and once income is above £210,000 the annual limit is only £10,000. 

If you want to maximise your pensions savings, you may need to act before 5 April 2016. 

Lifetime Allowance  

The lifetime allowance for pension funds is also reducing from £1.25 million to £1 million from 6 April 2016. There will be transitional protection for pension funds already over £1million at this date. If your pension fund is at or around £1million you may wish to seek advice from a pensions advisor before 5 April 2016.

Karen Oliver | Brighton Accountant

For more information on this issue, please contact Karen Oliver on 01273 701200 or email

Author: Karen Oliver, Tax Manager @ Plus Accounting

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