07 May 2013 19:37:
Camposol, no it affects all spouse's in UK and abroad see the link to DM article I posted. It should be remembered that anyone not building up a NI record of their own can make voluntary contributions, including from abroad which counts towards the state retirement pension. From 1975 stay at home mums and dads in receipt of child benefit were credited for NI via the Home Responsibility rules.
Roly2, with my knowldege of DWP pension systems I think it would be easier to have everyone on the same system, having this 2 tier scheme I fear will cause confusion with pensioners (and probably staff) which will take up a lot of resources and time is money. There will also be many situations where someone before 2016 has paid in for 40 odd years receiving less than someone who has only paid for 35. It will particulary effect anyone who has saved and is not entitled to pension credit so will only receive the basic £105 rather than £144, that is a lot of money to a lot of people. But hey, we're all in this together in Call Me Dave's fair society...........
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