ESA / Tax Code

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Just wondered if anyone could clarify something for me.

My OH has been on contributions based ESA for some years. Last week his state pension started and therefore, as expected, the ESA stopped.

Today he received a P45 showing how much ESA he has received up to it ceasing and I noticed that the tax code on the form is 990N. On checking back this code has been used on his annual P60 forms from the DWP for years.

We did transfer the 10% married couples allowance to me, but even so surely his tax code should now be more than 990, which I presume equates to a tax free allowance of £9,900.

Very confusing.
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