10 years to qualify for a pension

Press Association
Plan to ban rip off pension fees
Plan to ban rip off pension fees

People will need to accrue at least 10 years of National Insurance contributions to claim the new single-tier state pension, Work and Pensions Minister Steve Webb said today.

Mr Webb confirmed the minimum qualifying period via a written ministerial statement, ahead of the Pensions Bill Second Reading in the House of Lords. It will apply to anyone reaching state pension age after April 2016.