It is middle-income earners on salaries of €30,000-€60,000 who benefit the most from the current system of pension tax relief.

When it comes to pensions there are a couple of certainties you can rely on: your retirement fund will almost never be worth as much you think; it’ll (...)

Over 30 years, cutting tax relief from 40 per cent to 25 per cent could cost an average saver €18,000, Standard Life says. Photograph: iStock

Public-sector workers receive about nine times more pension tax relief per person, on average, than those in the private sector, new figures show, as (...)