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Flexible Working: giving up the 9 to 5 doesn’t mean stopping work

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Today (30 June) marks two years since the Right to Request Flexible Working was extended to all employees who have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks. Many older workers are combining employment with caring for older …

New National Insurance credits for Armed Forces spouses and civil partners

We want to make sure that the Armed Forces and their families receive fair treatment from the nation which they serve, as set out in the Armed Forces Covenant. As well as the new State Pension, this year has also seen the launch of a new National Insurance credit designed to help Armed Forces spouses and civil partners protect their future State Pension.

Pension Tracing Service moves online

This week, we’ve launched a new online Pension Tracing Service on GOV.UK, making it faster and simpler for people to find a lost workplace or private pension. The free online service has had over 100,000 users since we began testing it in October 2015, helping many to trace their lost pensions.

National Insurance contributions and your State Pension until 2015/16

Last autumn, I published a number of blog entries to help explain how the old system worked. Through this entry, which focusses on the period up to 5 April 2016, I want to show how people may have paid different amounts of NI over their working life through to the end of the tax year 2015/16, and how this has contributed to the State Pension they are or will become entitled to.