State Retirement Pensions: Expenditure

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the welfare budget was spent on the state pension in 2014-15.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Total State Pension expenditure in 2014/15 was £86,516m.

Detailed information on benefit expenditure is available in our Benefit Expenditure tables which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015

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