Pension Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th December 2004.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Scottish National Party, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons were for changing the publication schedule of pension credit uptake levels from monthly to quarterly; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

Pension credit reporting arrangements were originally designed for a new policy bedding in during its first year. Information on numbers of pension credit recipients will now be reported on a quarterly basis, in line with reporting practices for other Departmental benefits.

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