Interesting.THIS ARTICLE COULD SAVE SOME OF YOU THOUSANDS OF POUNDS.
For those of you who have retired early, but do not have a full contributions record, look at this, if you have grandchildren for whom you care for on occasions. You can even look after them at a distance by phone or video call.
Does looking after them after school and when they cannot attend nursery or school and during school holidays count?www.thisismoney.co.uk
This is the way of filling back years at no cost to you. As quoted in an earlier post my brother in law used it successfully recently. He is now attempting to get refunds on bought years before I made him aware of this scheme. I will update this post when he gets a reply. We will become grandparents in June but I don’t think a child in Sydney would qualify!
Think it is worth calling out a specific part of that article....
".....In many cases that family member will be a grandparent, but the scheme covers a long list of other family members such as aunts and uncles.
For this reason, although the scheme is informally known as a system of ‘grandparents credits’, the official title is the ‘specified adult childcare credit’."
so NOT specific to grandchildren.