CIOT and IFS Debate: How should the tax system treat pension saving?

16 Jun 2022

Tuesday, 5 July 2022 | 18:30 - 20:00 BST

Join CIOT and the Institute for Fiscal Studies on Tuesday 5 July for another debate at Carlton House Terrace!

You can join us at the venue or watch the debate online. The in-person event will be followed by a drinks reception for attendees.

How should the tax system treat pension saving? Is the answer different in a world of ‘pension freedoms’? Should income tax relief on pension contributions be restricted to the basic rate – or should income tax treat pensions like ISAs? Should the annual and lifetime limits on pension saving be reduced further, or increased? How should National Insurance and the new Health and Social Care Levy treat pension saving? Could tax reliefs for pensions be better targeted at those most at risk of under-saving?

These are some of the questions our expert panel will consider…


Date:      Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Time:      18:30 - 20:00 BST
Venue:    10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH


Glyn Bradley - Principal at Mercer and Member of the CIOT Employment Taxes Committee
Charlotte Clark - Director of Regulation, Association of British Insurers, and formerly head of pensions at HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions
Carl Emmerson - Deputy Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Kelly Sizer - Senior Technical Manager, LITRG (Low Income Tax Reform Group)

Chair: Mubin Haq – CEO, abrdn Financial Fairness Trust

This event is free to attend and open to all with an interest in the topic. The format for this event will be short speeches / presentations from panellists followed by a discussion, with the opportunity for audience members to make comments and put questions to our panel. 

To register to attend in person at Carlton House Terrace, please CLICK HERE!
PLEASE NOTE - spaces are limited.

To register to view the debate ONLINE, please CLICK HERE!

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