Archived article: This article was correct at the time of publishing. Tax, investments and pension rules can change over time so the information below may not be current.

Financial Planning

High earners should consider topping up their pensions before Budget Day

Prior to the election the Conservative Party announced that they intend to restrict tax relief for those earning more than £150,000. At present we only have an outline of how this will work but, on the face of it, could result in a loss of Income Tax relief for high-earning clients.

The effectiveness of pensions as a savings vehicle for anyone earning more than £150,000 would clearly be strikingly reduced and, while the timetable for implementing changes is not yet known, this could be announced as early as the forthcoming 8 July Budget. 

Certain clients may wish to consider a pension contribution prior to this date as, while there can be no guarantee, it would be surprising if any reduction to the Annual Allowance was applied retrospectively to contributions already made.

See our summary highlighting the key issues and an outline of potential planning.


Please direct any enquiries to or contact us on 03330145429.



The value of investments, and the income derived from them, can go down as well as up and you can get back less than you originally invested. This article does not constitute personal advice. If you are in doubt as to the suitability of an investment please contact one of our advisers. Prevailing tax rates and reliefs are dependent on your individual circumstances and are subject to change.

This page is for professional use only. It is not intended for retail clients. 



Restrictions on pension tax relief for higher earners


May Market and Economic Update