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Characteristics of People and Households Without a Private Pension
Characteristics of people who do not have a private pension and who are below pension age are examined in this article. The main characteristics covered are: age
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Theme specific
11 Sep 14 Statistical bulletin
2013 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: Summary of Pension Results
Data on types of workplace pension arrangements for UK employees by age, industry, public/private sector, occupation and size of company.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
14 Mar 14 Statistical bulletin
Contracting Out of Private Sector Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Schemes, 2012
Occupational Pensions Schemes Survey, 2012, provides the data for the story about pension schemes contracting out of the additional state pension. This story covers private defined benefit schemes only.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
04 Mar 14 Article
Occupational pensions – very small schemes, 2012
This short story about very small schemes is based on the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS) 2012 and covers occupational schemes with 2 to 11 members. It provides estimates relating to membership, contributions, benefits and investment decisions for such schemes in 2012.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
26 Nov 13 Article
Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2012
The Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS) is an annual survey of occupational pension schemes, and is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The survey was first run in 1953, then in 1956 and 1963, and then every four to five years until 2004 when it became an annual survey. Until its transfer to ONS in 2006, OPSS was run by the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD).
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
26 Sep 13 Statistical bulletin
Pension Trends Chapter 8: Pension Contributions, 2013 edition
This chapter looks at contributions to private (non-state) pensions using data from the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings and from HM Revenue and Customs.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
16 Jul 13 Article
Chapter 6 - Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey)
Data from the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey on occupational and personal pensions for employees and the pension arrangements of the self-employed. The chapter presents both trends over time and detailed data for the 2011 survey year.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: Region
07 Mar 13 Report
2012 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: Summary of Pension Results
This bulletin contains statistics on pensions from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2012.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
22 Feb 13 Statistical bulletin
Pre-release access list: 2012 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings Pension Tables (Pdf 46Kb)
PDF download: Pre-release access list: 2012 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings Pension Tables
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other
22 Feb 13 Report
Pre-release Access List: Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2011 (Pdf 948Kb)
Pre-release access list for the 2011 Occupational Pension Schemes Survey.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Book
Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2011
The Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS) is an annual survey of occupational pension schemes, and is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The survey was first run in 1953, then in 1956 and 1963, and then every four to five years until 2004 when it became an annual survey. Until its transfer to ONS in 2006, OPSS was run by the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD). OPSS collects information from occupational pension schemes about scheme membership, benefits and contributions
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Statistical bulletin
Chapter 1: Introduction - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 1 introduces the report, explains the background to the survey and explains which results appear in which chapter.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Executive Summary: OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. The Executive Summary gives the key findings from each chapter.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 2: Scheme Numbers - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 2 provides estimates of the number of occupational pension schemes.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 3: Scheme Membership - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 3 provides estimates occupational pension scheme membership.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 4: Contributions - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 4 provides estimates of contribution rates to occupational pension schemes.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 5: Benefits in Defined Benefit Schemes - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 5 provides estimates on benefits provided to those in defined benefit occupational pension schemes.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 6: Benefits in Defined Contribution Schemes - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 6 provides estimates on benefits provided to those in defined contribution occupational pension schemes.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 7: Very Small Schemes - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 7 provides estimates relating to occupational pension schemes with 2 to 11 members.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 8: Winding Up Schemes - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 8 provides estimates on schemes in the process of winding up.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 9: Changes to Schemes - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 9 provides estimates on changes to occupational pension scheme rules.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 10: Methodology - OPSS Annual Report, 2011
The annual report of the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey presents results including membership, contribution rates and benefits relating to occupational pension schemes. Chapter 10 provides information on the survey methodology.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Sep 12 Article
Chapter 4: Pension Wealth, 2008/10
Pension Wealth chapter of the Wealth and Assets Survey (Part 2) 2008/10 report
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: Region
12 Jul 12 Report
Chapter 5: Annex on Pension Wealth Methodology, 2008/10
Annex explaining the changes in the financial assumptions for calculating pension wealth between waves 1 and 2.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: Region
12 Jul 12 Report
2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (based on SOC 2010)
The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) provides information about the levels, distribution and make-up of earnings and hours worked for employees in all industries and occupations.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country, European (NUTS), GB, Local Authority and County, Parliamentary Constituency, Region, UK and GB
21 Mar 12 Statistical bulletin
2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: Summary of Pension Results (SOC 2000)
This bulletin contains statistics on pensions from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2011.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
24 Feb 12 Statistical bulletin
Pre-release access list: 2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings Pension Tables (Pdf 35Kb)
PDF download: Pre-release access list: 2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings Pension Tables
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other
24 Feb 12 Report
Occupational Pension Schemes Survey 2010
Results from the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS) provide a detailed view of the nature of occupational pension provision in the UK. This release provides summary data on membership of schemes and contributions paid. More detailed information on scheme membership, the nature of the benefits provided and contributions paid appears in the Occupational Pension Schemes Annual Report
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
27 Oct 11 Statistical bulletin
Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2010 - Annual Report
Results from the 2010 Occupational Pension Schemes Survey. Full report available in pdf. Executive summary additionally available in html format.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
27 Oct 11 Article
Pension Trends Chapter 6: Private Pensions (2011 Edition) (Pdf 204Kb)
2011 update of Pension Trends Chapter 6:Private pensions
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other
07 Sep 11 Book
Pension Trends Chapter 8: Private pension contributions (2011 edition) (Pdf 227Kb)
2011 update of Pension Trends Chapter 8:Private pension contributions
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
07 Sep 11 Book
Pensions in the National Accounts, July 2011 (Pdf 175Kb)
July 2011
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
03 Aug 11 Article
Pension Trends - Chapter 7: Pension Scheme Membership (2011) (Pdf 193Kb)
PDF download of Pension Trends - Chapter 7: Pension Scheme Membership (2011 edition)
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
22 Jun 11 Book
Numbers of pension schemes from the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2007-09 (Pdf 106Kb)
How the Office for National Statistics estimates the number of occupational pension schemes from the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS). The article outlines a proposed new methodology and presents a table, using data from 2007- 2009, comparing the scheme count estimates using both methodologies. It is proposed to repeat the analysis when the 2010 data becomes available.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
27 May 11 Article
Pension Trends, Chapter 10: Saving for Retirement (2011 Edition) (Pdf 189Kb)
Chapter 10 of Pension Trends released in April 2011
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: GB
20 Apr 11 Book
General Lifestyle Survey Overview Report, 2009 (Pdf 473Kb)
PDF download. This report presents the latest information from the General Lifestyle Survey (GLF) for the 2009 calendar year. The report comprises a basic overview, covering the main topics of the survey, and tabular output for the Smoking
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: Region
27 Jan 11 Report
Occupational Pension Schemes Survey 2009 (Pdf 99Kb)
Results from the Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS) provide a detailed view of the nature of occupational pension provision in the UK. This release provides summary data on membership of schemes and contributions paid. More detailed information on scheme membership, the nature of the benefits provided and contributions paid appears in the Occupational Pension Schemes Annual Report.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
28 Oct 10 Statistical bulletin
Occupational Pension Scheme Survey, 2009 Annual Report (Pdf 526Kb)
2009 Annual Report for the Occupational Pension Scheme Survey
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
28 Oct 10 Report
Pension Trends - Chapter 10: Non-pension wealth - archived. (Pdf 145Kb)
'Pension and other saving of those approaching retirement - proportions with savings, average amounts saved and attitudes to/influences on saving behaviour.'
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
17 Jan 08 Report
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