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  • Summary for Pension Trends Chapter 5: State Pensions, 2013 Edition 10-Dec-2013
    This chapter looks at state pension provision in the UK through the Basic State Pension (BSP), the additional state pension, Pension Credit and related benefits. It starts by examining the state pension system that is expected to be in place until 2016. It then briefly reviews the 2013/14 Pensions Bill and the reforms that are proposed within it. It concludes with an examination of the cost of state pensions, and projections of state pension expenditure, based on proposed changes in the 2013/14 Pensions Bill.

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  • Pension Trends Chapter 5: State Pensions, 2013 Edition 10-Dec-2013
    This chapter looks at state pension provision in the UK through the Basic State Pension (BSP), the additional state pension, Pension Credit and related benefits. It starts by examining the state pension system that is expected to be in place until 2016. It then briefly reviews the 2013/14 Pensions Bill and the reforms that are proposed within it. It concludes with an examination of the cost of state pensions, and projections of state pension expenditure, based on proposed changes in the 2013/14 Pensions Bill.
  • Compiling Estimates of State Pension Obligations for the National Accounts (A Methodology Article), December 2011 02-Dec-2011
    The second article in the series explaining how the Supplementary Table for the National Accounts will be created. This article relates to compiling estimates for state pensions.
  • Pension Trends 2011 Chapter 5 (Pdf 227Kb) 27-Oct-2011
    This chapter of Pension Trends looks at state pension provision in the UK through the Basic State Pension (BSP), the additional state pension, Pension Credit and related benefits. It compares UK mandatory state pension provision with that of other countries, before examining the impact of recent changes to state pension legislation and the likely impact of proposed changes to state pension legislation in the future.

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