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Pension Trends Chapter 5: State pensions
Provides estimates of people who have paid National Insurance contributions. The figures show all the contribution types that a person has paid during a year.
This publication presents data from the Pension Credit (PC) Quarterly Statistical Enquiry (QSE) which covers claimants in Great Britain.
Its main purpose is to give summary analyses that show the key features of the PC population. It provides a basic summary of the main features of PC and how they affect numbers of recipients and amounts of benefit in payment.
It also provides a menu of the types of analyses that can be produced from the QSE dataset.
Contains estimates of membership of Contracted Out Salary Related (COSR) schemes, Contracted Out Money Purchase (COMP) schemes, Contracted Out Mixed Benefit (COMB) schemes, Appropriate Personal Pension (APP) schemes, APP Stakeholder Pensions and people belonging to the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS) or, from 5 April 2002, the State Second Pension (S2P).
More recent data is now available through the 'Lifetime Labour Market Data' category of the Tabulation tool.
The Department for Work and Pensions now makes many of its statistics available for public use via an online tabulation tool.
The best statistics to use are those from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS).
These are based on all claimants and cover information such as age and gender of claimant, duration of time on benefits and geographical locations of claimants.
Pensions, allowances or other payments may be awarded where disablement or death is a result of service in HM Forces, or of an injury sustained as a result of war-time service in the Naval Auxiliary Service, the Mercantile Marine or Polish Forces under British command during World War II.
Payments may also be awarded where the disablement or death of a civilian or a member of a civil defence organisation is the direct result of an injury sustained as a result of enemy action in World War II.