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State Pension

There is a new flat-rate (single-tier) State Pension that has been introduced which has replaced the basic State Pension and additional State Pension. The full new State Pension will be based on your National Insurance contributions history and individual circumstances. For what amount you can expect, please refer to

If you reached your State Pension Age before 6 April 2016, you will receive a benefit based on the Pre 6 April 2016 system.

Understanding your State Pension is an important part of planning for your retirement. If you want to find out more you can visit