Your state pension is, or will be, an important part of your income in older age.
A new state pension was introduced for people who reach state pension age from 6 April 2016 (that is, men born on or after 6 April 1951 and women born on or after 6 April 1953).
The new system is known as the Single Tier Pension – replacing the current system which incorporates Basic State Pension, SERPS and S2P.
The pages in this area of the site explain how the state pension systems work:
- how state pensions build up, including details of how to top up your state pension by making voluntary payments
- when they are paid
- how much you'll receive
- getting more information about your entitlement
This information is also shown in our downloadable briefing on State Pensions
State Pension reform will also result in significant detrimental changes to arrangements for Guaranteed Minimum Pensions paid from private pensions.