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Release: Pension Trends - Chapter 6: Private Pensions, (2012 Edition)

Released: 17 July 2012 Next edition: 16 July 2013


David Knight or Hazel Clarke

Pensions Analysis Unit

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455633

Categories: Economy, Personal Finances, Pensions

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

  • In 2010 there were 8.3 million active members of occupational pension schemes, the lowest level since the 1950s.

  • The number of people contributing to personal pensions continued to fall, from 6.4 million in 2008/09 to 6.0 million in 2009/10.

  • The latest estimates show 7.4 million active members of DB schemes and 6.9 million people contributing to DC (including personal) pensions.

Pension Trends provides a statistical backdrop for the debate on pensions. It looks at changes in pension provision over time in the context of social and economic developments and changes in the policy environment.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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