UK-Flat-rate state pension expected to start in 2017
Published on 14 Jan 2013
A new flat-rate state pension likely to start in April 2017 will be simpler than the current system of means-tested top-ups, the government will argue as it outlines details later.
The weekly payment will be £144 plus inflation rises between now and 2017.
The current full state pension is £107.45 a week, but can be topped up to £142.70 with pension credit.