Sole traders and partnerships

Make personal contributions and get tax relief.

How to pay

Make lump sum payments using your debit card or set up regular payments by Direct Debit from your personal bank account.

Tax relief

We'll automatically claim basic rate (20%) tax relief on your behalf and add it into your pension. If you're a higher rate or additional rate tax payer, you can claim up to an extra 20% or 25% through your Self Assessment tax return.

Limited company directors and owners

Make pension contributions from your business account, reducing your corporation tax bill.

Make a payment

You can make single payments using a company debit card from a UK bank account.

Verifying your company

If it’s the first time you’ve done this we’ll need to verify your company. This can take a few weeks and we’ll need a few details like registered business number and how many shareholders you have. You can make one company payment while you wait for your company to be verified.

Who can open a pension

You’ll need to be a registered company director or shareholder of the business.

Frequently asked questions