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State Retirement Pensions: Males

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 and proportion of men over state pension age who will be entitled to the full basic state pension in each year until 2050. (207160)

[holding answer 22 May 2008]: The information requested can be found in the following table:

Number of men entitled to full basic state pension

As a proportion of men over state pension age (percentage)

2008

3.7

87

2009

3.7

87

2010

3.9

87

2011

4.0

88

2012

4.2

89

2013

4.4

89

2014

4.5

90

2015

4.6

90

2016

4.7

90

2017

4.9

91

2018

5.0

91

2019

5.1

92

2020

5.2

92

2021

5.3

92

2022

5.4

93

2023

5.6

93

2024

5.6

93

2025

5.6

93

2030

6.1

94

2035

6.5

94

2040

6.7

94

2045

6.6

94

2050

6.7

94

Notes:

1. Estimates are presented in millions and rounded to the nearest 100,000 or whole percentage point.

2. Estimates of state pension receipt or pension income are presented at individual level and relate to the United Kingdom.

3. Estimates refer to the number of people at or over SPA estimated to be entitled to some BSP in each year to 2050, estimates are only available for every fifth year from 2025.

4. Figures include deferrers and refer to entitlement not receipt of BSP. Some people may be entitled but not be in receipt of a pension because they have chosen to defer their entitlement.

Source:

Projections from DWP Forecasting Division using the Government Actuary’s Department’s Retirement Pension Model.