State Pension

Scotland written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people in Scotland in receipt of the state pension compared to the rest of the UK.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

As of June 2013 pensioners make up 19.9% of the population in Scotland compared to 19.4% In the rest of the UK.

By 2050 this gap will have increased over four-fold with Scotland’s pensioners making up 23.6% of its population compared with 21.4% In the rest of the UK.

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