Chief Secretary to the Treasury


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Chief Secretary to the Treasury

A major position in HM Treasury, ranking after the prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer. The chief secretary is responsible for coordinating with other departments in formulating the national budget, negotiating on pay for public sector workers, procuring materials and contractors from the private sector, and managing other similar issues.
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Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will set out proposals, which will see ministers required to save the cash to cope with emergencies.
Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, claims thousands of Scots firms will benefit.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the Government wanted to set a "fairer balance" between what workers and the taxpayer contributed towards public sector pensions, pledging that the lowest paid will be protected and the highest earners will face the biggest increases.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander warned workers that it would be a "colossal mistake" to spurn the Government's pensions deal and sacrifice the best offer they will be made "for years to come".
Aitken, former chief secretary to the Treasury, had alleged libel against the Guardian newspaper and Granada television over his dealings with Arab businessmen.
Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, Philip Hammond, urged the Government to take action to help to stabilise the market.
Mr Aitken resigned as chief secretary to the Treasury in 1995 so he could sue The Guardian over allegations a Saudi businessman paid for him to stay at the Paris Ritz in breach of ministerial rules.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Smith (centre) is cornered at a Confederation of British Industry luncheon at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Birmingham yesterday by developers Roy and Don Richardson, from left, CBI West Midland vice-chairman Howard Marshall, and Centro director general Rob Donald.
Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves said: "Very few will be able to increase their hours.
Campbell is furious that Alexander used his influence as Chief Secretary to the Treasury to make sure that Lossiemouth was saved from closure.
On the basis of this, I have written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, lodging a formal dispute over pensions.
THE Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Philip Hammond MP, was the guest-of-honour at a reception held by the Colne Valley Conservative Association in Bolster Moor.