Higher earners have six months left to take advantage of a quirk in the pension rules that allows them to double up on their tax relief. Savers can put £40,000 a year tax free into a pension, as their annual allowance. 

They are also allowed to carry forward any unused allowance from the previous three years. However, a rule change in the 2015-16 tax year allowed people to put in double the annual allowance for that year, increasing their contribution from £40,000 to £80,000.

Under the carry forward rules, anyone who did not take advantage of the double tax break then must do so before April 2019 or lose it.

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