1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Registered Pension Schemes (Standard Lifetime and Annual Allowances) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 6th April 2007.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see above.

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2 Standard lifetime allowance

2Standard lifetime allowance

The standard lifetime allowance—

(a)    for the tax year 2007–08 is £1,600,000;

(b)    for the tax year 2008–09 is £1,650,000;

(c)    for the tax year 2009–10 is £1,750,000;

(d)    for the tax year 2010–11 is £1,800,000.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

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3 Annual allowance

3Annual allowance

The annual allowance—

(a)    for the tax year 2007–08 is £225,000;

(b)    for the tax year 2008–09 is £235,000;

(c)    for the tax year 2009–10 is £245,000;

(d)    for the tax year 2010–11 is £255,000.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

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Signature

Alan Campbell

Dave Watts

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

21st February 2007

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

Part 4 of the Finance Act 2004 (c 12) introduced changes to the taxation of pension schemes.

Chapter 5 of that Part introduced a limit on the amount of an individual's total pension savings in registered pension schemes which can benefit from tax relief. This limit is known as the standard lifetime allowance. Section 218 of the Finance Act 2004 (c 12) set the standard lifetime allowance for the tax year 2006–07 and provided that subsequent allowances would be set by Treasury Order.

Chapter 5 also introduced a limit on the annual input to registered pension schemes for an individual. This limit is known as the annual allowance. Section 228 of the Finance Act 2004 set the annual allowance for the tax year 2006–07 and provided that subsequent allowances would be set by Treasury Order.

Articles 2 and 3 provide for the standard lifetime allowance and annual allowance for the tax years 2007/08 to 2010/11 respectively.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen. On 8 April 2004 the Board of Inland Revenue published a regulatory impact assessment in respect of the provisions of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2004 and the subordinate legislation that was expected to be made under it. The assessment is available on HM Revenue & Customs website at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ria/simplifying-pensions.pdf or (for hard copies) by writing to the Ministerial Correspondence Unit, 1st Floor Ferrers House, PO Box 38, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1BB.

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