Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The head of the Department for Work and Pensions, a department of the British government responsible for administration of welfare policy, British Social Security, state pensions, and similar matters. Because the secretary oversees most government payments to citizens, he/she administers the largest budget of any department in the U.K. He/she is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Burnham has nominations from Hazel Blears, previous secretary of state for Communities and Local Government and previous Labour Party chair; and David Blunkett, the first registered disabled cabinet member, former secretary of state for work and pensions, former home secretary, former secretary of state for education and employment.
I have very much enjoyed working as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and as Secretary of State for Wales carrying forward the values and the policies of full employment, and abolishing child poverty, and justice for pensioners, democratic reform in Wales and all the other policies that I strongly believe in and which this Government stands for.
Now Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Peter Hain has announced a package of help for those who lost out on employer-sponsored pension schemes.
Philip Hammond, shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, will be talking about the current pensions situation at the Old Silhillian's Sports Club, in Knowle, at 3.
Peter Booth, national organiser for manufacturing for the T&G Union, last night led calls for Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Alan Johnson to examine the case.
Shadow secretary of state for work and pensions David Willetts said the Conservatives planned to raise the basic state pension in line with earnings not prices.
London -- Amicus General Secretary Roger Lyons today met with Andrew Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to discuss the current pensions crisis.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Alan Johnson said the Government was keen to ensure older workers could make the decision of how and when they retire.
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