Should my wife make voluntary NI contributions for 2010/11 tax year?
My wife (aged 44) is a UK citizen and has never worked (housewife). She has received a letter from HMRC advising her that there is a gap in her NI contributions for 2010/11.
At the same time. she has been told that she has 10 qualifying years of NIC's which count towards her basic state pension.
Should she make the voluntary payment of £626.60? Will she be required to do so for future years also? She does not plan on working in the near future.