Hi, I'm considering packing in work next year and am trying to find out if for the UK state pension a contributing year is a financial year ie. April to March or a working year ie. I started work in September. I'm not due to it for at least 10 years, but was contracted out in the 90s and will have worked for 39 years solid by September 2020. So it would be daft to miss out on a contributing year by leaving a few months too early. Any information gratefully received. Thanks, Lisa.