Women on full pension set to double

AOL Money Staff


Due to change in pension rules, the amount of women due to receive a full pension will double
Due to change in pension rules, the amount of women due to receive a full pension will double

The proportion of women set to receive the full basic state pension is set to nearly double in the next 20 years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

Its latest Pension Trends report found that in September 2010 fewer than half (48%) of female pensioners received a full basic state pension (BSP), compared with 87% of male pensioners.