Changes to the Lifetime Allowance and Annual Allowance


In the recent budget, the Chancellor announced changes to the taxation of pensions including:

  • The additional tax on overall pension savings above a certain limit (the Lifetime Allowance) has been removed.
  • The maximum additional pension you can build up tax free each year (the Annual Allowance) has increased.
    (Please note that as you are no longer building up benefits in the GEPP or GECPS, these benefits do not count towards your Annual Allowance.)

You can find full details of these changes on

An explanation of pensions tax relief and allowances can be found on