State Pension

State Pension

(Please note – this is for information only and does not constitute advice. This is a potentially complex area and for further information or to obtain a State Pension statement please visit the government website at

Most people will get some State Pension. It’s paid by the Government, is a secure income for life and now it rises by at least the rate of inflation each year. For the current tax year 2018-19 the full new State Pension is £164.35 per week, depending on your National Insurance record, it is unlikely to provide enough income on its own, and it can only be drawn at state pension age.

Your State Pension age is worked out based on your gender and date of birth.  The State Pension age is under review and may change in the future.

You can request a pension forecast form (BR19) form the Department of Work and Pensions, or visit the government website at which will show you what you are likely to receive, and when.

You can still get a State Pension if you have other income such as a personal or a workplace pension assuming you have the right level of National Insurance contributions.