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I am 84 and my wife is 78.
I thought this only applied only where the recipient, eg me, did not pay tax above the basic rate. You can see from my pension this would not be the case.
You are correct, I have mislead you. It only applies to those within the 20% tax bracket. Regrettably you will be at the 40% level unless you have some other way of reducing your taxable income.
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Might be useful some day like when your pension provider goes broke [joke].
I hang my head in shame, so sorry to have to rain on your parade.