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HM Revenue and Customs

For help with any tax related matters:

  • Self assessment
  • PAYE for employers
  • Tax Credits
  • National Insurance
  • Income Tax
  • VAT
  • Child Benefit


Area serviced:
0300 200 3300
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 8am-10pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 9am-5pm; closed Bank holidays
Waiting times:
Phone lines are less busy before 10am, Mon-Fri & Sundays

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In general, a pension is an arrangement to provide people with an income when they are no longer earning a regular income from employment.[1] Pensions should not be confused with severance pay; the former is paid in regular installments, while the latter is paid in one lump sum.