Over 14,000 Britons asked for state pension payments to be suspended

Pedro Gonçalves
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Over 14,000 Britons asked for state pension payments to be suspended

More than 14,000 people opted to stop receiving their state pension in the 2018/19 tax year, while 1,500 people requested to re-start their state pension payments in the same year, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by Canada Life has revealed. The research has been published in a bid to highlight a "little known area" of flexibility within the system.  Under a little known state pension rule, anyone can choose to opt out of receiving their payments, currently payable from...

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