Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2018.

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Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Media)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she is taking to ensure the accuracy of calculations of the contracted-out pension equivalent in state pension forecasts; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Contracted Out Pension Equivalent (COPE) estimated amount provided with State Pension forecasts is calculated based on the information held on the individual’s NI record at the time the State Pension forecast is produced.

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