Flat Rate State Pension & COPE
The scenario is this - client with an SPA of 25/06/2023 and 43 qualifying years up to 2015/16, State Pension Statement shows £128.54 per week payable net of the Contracted Out Pension Equivalent of £108.91 per week. The question is: can he pay additional NI between now and SPA to bring the £128.54 per week up to £155.65 per week, i.e. the full flat-rate amount?? He is retiring from work next month, so will not be paying further NI via employment/self employment.