Official Statistics

State Pension top up: 12 Oct 2015 to 17 Sept 2017

This ad hoc publication provides headline State Pension top up take-up figures as well as some demographic information on age and sex.


State Pension top up statistics: data for 12 October 2015 to 17 September 2017

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The State Pension top up (SPTU) scheme was introduced on 12 October 2015 and ran until 5 April 2017.

The SPTU scheme allowed anyone entitled to a State Pension who reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016 to obtain extra State Pension income for life by making a voluntary lump sum National Insurance contribution (class 3a).

Published 14 December 2017