The latest information available indicates that at the end of the financial year 2003/04 there were around 1.8 million people due to reach state pension age before the
1. Figures refer to people who are estimated to be resident in the UK in 2003-04.
2. Entitlement to basic state pension depends on a number of factors including the number of qualifying years accrued, home responsibilities protection and the spouse's contribution record.
Lifetime Labour Market Database 2, 2003-04