The Daily Telegraph

Young mothers miss out on pension credits


Thousands of mothers with young children are missing out on pension credits because of a change to the child benefit system, a former pensions minister has said.

Steve Webb said new HMRC statistics showed the number of mothers missing out on pension rights has doubled in two years.

Analysis by Royal London, where Mr Webb is director of policy, suggests 50,000 mothers have lost out on National Insurance credits that go towards their state pension.

He said: “This risks setting back the cause of equality for mothers by a generation.”

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