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Pension Forecasts

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many retirement pension forecasts have been distributed to the self-employed, and at what cost; and what is the average entitlement that is forecast. [128748]

The total number of state pension forecasts issued to the self-employed to date (5 September 2003) is 397, 409.The cost of the exercise to date is £2.72 million; this includes both staff and non-staff costs.The figures for the average cash amount for each component that makes up the forecast for the self- employed are as follows: