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Your wife could transfer 10% of her Personal Allowance (PA) to you, but she has to do that herself. That would increase your tax code to 1227 and reduce your PAYE Tax deductions.
Your income after deducting your pension contribution is 42186. Now deduct your PA of 11500 leaves 30686 exposed to tax. This would all be at 20% as the 40%tax rate does not kick in until 32500. 32500 - 30686 = 1814 so that is the amount of bonus you could draw without breaching the 40% tax bracket. An adjustment is necessary if your wife agrees to transfer.
I do hope that you have found my reply of assistance.
Allowing your 11% company pension contribution.
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