Additional state pension
A top-up state pension designed to supplement the basic state pension ( www.practicallaw.com/4-375-9148) . Employees contributed to the additional state pension through payment of class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) ( www.practicallaw.com/8-201-8297) . Originally known as the state earnings-related pension (SERPS) ( www.practicallaw.com/9-200-3498) , the additional state pension was reformed in 2002 when the state second pension (S2P) ( www.practicallaw.com/1-200-3464) was created. Since the new state pension ( www.practicallaw.com/0-626-8554) came into effect on 6 April 2016, employees can no longer accrue any further entitlement to the additional state pension, but those who reached their state pension age ( www.practicallaw.com/2-200-3500) before 6 April 2016 will continue to receive pension payments for the remainder of their lives.