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Pensions: Private Sector

Treasury written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of people were contracted (a) in and (b) out of defined benefit pension schemes in 2010.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

holding answer 28 April 2011

There are estimated to be 26.6 million jobs in the UK. The number of employees that are members of contracted out defined benefit pension schemes is 6.8 million or around 25% of employees. The number of individuals that are not members of contracted out defined benefit schemes is 19.8 million or around 75%.

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