Contractor Pensions – What are the Tax Benefits?

Posted by John Yerou 

on November 22nd, 2012 16:14pm in Pensions.

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If you are not currently contributing to a contract pension there is a chance you up paying significantly more tax to HMRC then you need to. Pensions are one of the only true tax breaks that are left in the UK and can play an important role in minimising your taxable income, whether or not you are affected by IR35.

You are able to invest into pensions either personally or by your company and the amount of tax relief can reach as much as 49% so in real terms that means for every £100 you pay £51 and the taxman pays the remainder.


Author: John Yerou

John Yerou is the owner and founder of Contractor Guides; a trading style & trade mark of the award winning Mortgage Quest Ltd. One of the most recognised names in providing mortgages for contractors and freelancers across the UK.

In 2004 John began his career in Financial Services as an independent mortgage adviser and broker. John has been instrumental in negotiating bespoke underwriting for contractors with high street lenders.

His presence in the industry as a go-to expert is growing by the day and he is regularly cited and writes in publications both locally and nationally.

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