Couple who paid £7k to top up state pensions for wrong years finally win a refund – after weeks in which taxman refused to repay their cash

A couple who paid £7,000 for state pension top-ups that proved worthless have finally won a refund, after weeks in which the taxman refused to give their money back.
Taxpayers can make lump sum payments to HMRC to boost the size of their state pension after they retire. 
John and Jan Airey decided to make voluntary payments covering five previous years of National Insurance contributions, in the mistaken belief that when they retired it would qualify them for the full new state pension, currently worth £159.55 a week. 
They did not realise that the Government had changed the... read more

1 September 2017 in Business, Views: 61
Source: Daily Mail

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