From 6 April 2023 the allowance increased from £4,000 to £10,000.
If you start taking retirement benefits, but also carry on saving into a pension, the money purchase annual allowance could affect the combined amount you and your employer can pay into your pension savings and still get tax relief.
As a basic guide, this allowance will apply if you:
- take some or all your pension savings as cash
- put your pension savings into a ‘drawdown’ arrangement and take adjustable income from it
- buy a flexible annuity where income could go down.
It won’t usually apply if you:
- buy a lifetime annuity to give you a guaranteed income
- put your pension savings into a drawdown arrangement to take adjustable income, but don’t take any income from it
- turn a small pension pot worth less than £10,000 into cash.
But, you should check how these rules apply to your own situation when you start taking your retirement benefits.
Please note, we don’t offer annuities or drawdown products.
See our Retirement FAQs for more information.