According to recent research, higher rate and additional rate taxpayers in the UK leave millions of pounds of pension tax relief unclaimed yearly. This amounts to a staggering total of £1.3 billion over a five-year period. This unclaimed money could be in your pocket instead.
Pension tax relief is a government incentive to encourage individuals to save for retirement. It boosts your pension contributions based on your income level, the amount which is being contributed and the type of pension scheme you have. The two main methods of receiving tax relief are relief at source and net pay.