Thousands of taxpayers have been given more time to fill gaps in their National Insurance record and help increase the amount they receive in State Pension.
Back February we warned people with gaps in their NI record going back more than six years, that the window to fill those gaps will close on 5 April 2023.
The Government has extended the voluntary National Insurance deadline to 31 July 2023 to give taxpayers more time to fill gaps in their National Insurance record and help increase the amount they receive in State Pension.
This comes after members of the public voiced concern over the previous deadline of 5 April 2023.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging taxpayers to ensure they do not miss out.
Victoria Atkins, The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said:
We’ve listened to concerned members of the public and have acted.
We recognise how important State Pensions are for retired individuals, which is why we are giving people more time to fill any gaps in their National Insurance record to help bolster their entitlement.
Eligible taxpayers can find out how to check their National Insurance record, obtain a State Pension forecast, decide if making a voluntary National Insurance contribution is worthwhile for them and their pension, and how to make a payment on GOV.UK. Taxpayers can check their National Insurance record, via the HMRC app or their Personal Tax Account.