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Minimum Income Guarantee

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners who will be subject to means-testing for the minimum income guarantee in 2050. (208025)

Our reforms make the state pension a much stronger platform with better coverage. As a result the proportion of pensioner households entitled to guarantee credit is projected to drop from 30 per cent. today to 15 per cent. in 2050.