State Retirement Pensions: Pay

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st November 2022.

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Photo of Lord Goddard of Stockport Lord Goddard of Stockport Liberal Democrat

To ask His Majesty's Government how has the value of the basic state pension altered as a percentage of average national earnings since 2010.

Photo of Baroness Stedman-Scott Baroness Stedman-Scott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The basic State Pension rate as a percentage of mean earnings is set out below.

Date of Uprating

Basic State Pension Rate as a percentage of mean earnings (%)

April 2010


April 2011


April 2012


April 2013


April 2014


April 2015


April 2016


April 2017


April 2018


April 2019


April 2020


April 2021


Source: Abstract of DWP benefit ratestatistics 2021 - GOV.UK (

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: Earnings and hours worked, all employees: ASHE Table 1 - Office for National Statistics (

The basic State Pension is payable to those who reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016. It should be noted that some individuals may also be receiving the earnings-related additional State Pension (SERPS and/or State Second Pension (S2P)) or if they were contracted out of the additional State Pension, a private pension instead. Some individuals may also be receiving Graduated Retirement Benefit.

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