How will accessing a salary sacrifice scheme affect my entitlement to a State Pension?

Salary sacrifice may affect an employee's entitlement to contribution-based benefits such as the State Pension. Salary sacrifice may reduce the cash earnings on which NICs are charged. Employees may therefore pay – or be treated as paying – less or no NICs.

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