HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

The taxman.

You pay tax to HMRC but you get tax relief on your pension contributions. Then when you access your pension pot you can get 25% as tax-free cash, but from then on your pension savings will be taxed as income.

Don’t forget the standard personal allowance you get each year though – which for the current tax year is £12,570 tax free on income from earnings, investments, property etc, and your pension.