Tax authorities have recouped more than £230m in charges from retired people caught out by the introduction of a cap on lifetime pension savings, according to official figures.

A Freedom of Information request submitted to HM Revenue & Customs, and seen by the Financial Times, showed nearly 4,000 individuals faced tax bills averaging almost £50,000, between 2007-08 and the current financial year.

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