Implementation of New State Pension & Pension Reforms

The government’s introduction of the new state pension in April 2016 was a fundamental change to the state’s pension provision and will affect everyone who retires after this date. This study will examine how DWP managed the introduction of the new system, and its assessment and communication of the impacts.

We will also publish a report to explain the broader context of pension reforms and the main challenges to achieving the government’s objectives. This will also explain how the introduction of new state pension fits into wider reforms.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on, putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly. If you need to raise a concern please use our contact form.