NI contribution error puts pensions at risk

Tax mistakes could mean that the pensions of some British workers are docked. National Insurance shortfalls suggest that many employees may not have made enough payments for a comprehensive pension pot when they retire from their job. Millions of workers may not receive their full pension provision when they retire due to a National Insurance contribution error made by HMRC. Over 9.3 million NI payments were not matched correctly with employee records between 2004 and 2009, which means that some workers may fall short of the 30 year contribution requirement needed to attain a full pension.