Consultation outcome

A state pension for the 21st century

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A state pension for the 21st century – Summary of responses

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Welsh Executive Summary – Pensiwn y wladwriaeth ar gyfer y 21 ganrif – Crynodeb o ymatebion i’r

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Detail of outcome

Responses to the government’s proposals for simplifying the State Pension.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 4 April 2011 12:00am to
24 June 2011 11:45pm

Summary

Seeking views on the government’s proposals for simplifying the State Pension.

Documents

A state pension for the 21st century: consultation document

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Pensiwn y wladwriaeth ar gyfer y 21ain ganrif – Crynodeb Gweithredol

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Consultation description

This consultation asked for views on the government’s proposals for simplifying the State Pension system. It included two options:

  • to speed up the transition to a two-tier flat rate pension
  • to create a single-tier flat rate pension above the Pension Credit standard minimum guarantee

We also wanted to consult on the most appropriate mechanism for determining future changes to State Pension age.

Who this consultation was aimed at

We wanted to hear from everyone who was interested in the simplification of the State Pension. We particularly welcomed contributions from:

  • representative organisations and business
  • employers with Defined Benefit pension schemes
  • pension administrators and trustees
  • members of the public

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