To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the change in the number of people in receipt of the basic state pension between 2019 and 2024.
The new State Pension was introduced in 2016 for people reaching State Pension age on or after the 6th April 2016. The new State Pension replaced the basic State Pension and additional State Pension, which means that no one reaching State Pension age on or after the 6th April 2016 will have claimed the basic State Pension or additional State Pension. The forecasted caseloads for the new State Pension and basic State Pension between 2019/20 and 2023/24 can be found in the table below.
Forecasted caseloads of new State Pension and basic State Pension from 2019-2024, figures in 1000s
Category of pension
Basic State Pension
New State Pension (excluding protected payments)
New State Pension Protected Payments (including inherited elements)
These figures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2019
Figures relate to Great Britain, or people resident overseas who are receiving United Kingdom benefits.