State Pension BOMBSHELL: Brits may end up paying National Insurance even AFTER retirement :

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PENSIONERS should not rule out continuing to pay National Insurance contributions in order to close the social care gap, a leading economist has warned.

Sir Andrew Dilnot, who carried out a government review into funding for support in 2010, said people in the UK could continue to pay into the system even after retirement to help deal with the shortfall.

Speaking BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said it was “perfectly plausible” people of working age today could end up paying National Insurance contributions when they retire.

He said: “We have to think of this as a whole, we have to think of all of the ways in which pensioners are supported, all of the ways in which they pay tax and think of the fairest and most effective way of putting all that together.

“I don’t think we should completely rule that [paying National Insurance contributions] out, I don’t…

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