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Women approaching retirement and the self-employed to gain from single-tier pension reforms, employees in their thirties to lose

Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
Press release
From 2016 the existing two part state pension system is to be replaced by a new single-tier system. The new state pension is expected to be set at around £146 per week; restoring the state pension to the same level of generosity relative to average earnings as it was in the early 1970s. A new report published today by researchers at the IFS, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), examines how the proposed reforms affect different types of individuals and contrasts the short- and long- term effects of the proposed reforms which are found to differ dramatically.

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Report
We use a unique data set combining lifetime National Insurance contribution histories with detailed micro data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to look at who will benefit from the introduction of the single-tier state pension.