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I have a pension with my employer.can I have a private pension

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Hi I have a pension with my employer.can I have a private pension as well
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
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Although you can only be paying into one occupational pension at one time - you can have as many personal pensions as you would like.
Kind Regards
Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

In personal pensions does government contribute or is it solely my personal contribution

Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
You don't get a contribution per se - but your pension provider will claim tax relief for you at 20%. This is known as relief at source and is added to your pension pot.
You have to make sure that your tax relief isn't more than 100% of your average earnings. If it is HMRC could ask you to pay the extra back.
Kind Regards
Caroline
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