State Pension

If you pay National Insurance contributions over the years you’ll be able to claim weekly payments from the government at some point in your 60s. (The age you can claim your State Pension is gradually increasing, depending on when you were born.)

If you get the full amount, it’s currently only a bit above the £8,000 mark a year – which is unlikely to be enough to retire on, but it’s a good start.

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