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

Pedro Gonçalves
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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