Maybe but what about NI contributions?
What about them ?
The idea that NI contributions pay for State Pensions died decades ago.
( Yes, I know the State Pension is linked to NI payments )
NI contributions are just another tax. A basic tax rate of 20% is much more palatable than a basic tax rate of 32%.
If you submit an FOI request for a breakdown of where your tax goes, you will find that around 15% of the tax you pay goes to State Pensions.