Chancellor Hunt set to increase LTA to £1.8m — reports

Jeremy Hunt will hike LTA and annual allowance in tomorrow’s speech

Jenna Brown
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The lifetime allowance (LTA) on pension savings is set to rise to £1.8m in tomorrow’s Budget, it has been widely reported.

The increase is set to be introduced to encourage people to continue working. The LTA is the maximum anyone can contribute to a pension - at present £1.07m - before facing tax charges. The BBC reports that the chancellor could also increase the £40,000 annual cap on tax-free contributions to pensions. However, the report said the Treasury had declined to comment. Higher earners, particularly doctors and consultants have faced issues with the LTA in recent years which has contributed to many taking early retirement in the face of tax charges on their pension contributions. Newspaper...

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