Petition Make states old age pensions exempt from tax

All employed persons are obliged by law to pay social security contributions. Contributions are not deducted from gross pay for taxation purposes. At pensionable age such pensions received are again liable to tax. This amounts to double taxation and such pensions should be exempt from taxation.

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The website states that 'Any pension or annuity income that you receive is taxable when you're entitled to it.'
I believe this amounts to double taxation. Contributions to pension schemes are quite different as they represent deferred taxation.
The UK Government is about to make pension income exempt from taxation as part of their manifesto.

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