How much is the average United Kingdom state pension?


Quick Answer

For the period between 2015 and 2016, the basic United Kingdom state pension weekly rate is 115.95 pounds for maximum qualifying years, says NIDirect Government Services. For a married man, woman or civil partner, the weekly rate is 69.50 pounds.

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The State Pension rates in the UK vary depending on particular circumstances, says NIDirect Government Services. The rate depends on the number of qualifying years that an individual paid the National Insurance contributions. The government increases the basic State Pension rate from April each year depending on price increases and growth in average earnings. For the tax year 2015 to 2016, the rate rose by 2.5 percent.

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