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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The Rt Hon Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said: I look forward to welcoming Peter Schofield as DWPs new Permanent Secretary and to working with him on ensuring we continue to deliver a welfare system that supports people when they need it, and helps them fulfil their potential no matter who they are or where they come from.
He's a very effective Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and must continue with that work.
He first entered the UK Parliament in 1997, became a Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2005 and was promoted as a Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2007.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith meets 76 year old Roy Gill, the oldest employee at the Asda store on London''s Old Kent Road.
Two of his nominations have come from Yvette Cooper, shadow secretary of state for work and pensions; and Andrew Smith, former secretary of state for work and pensions and former chief secretary to the Treasury.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, James Purnell said the challenges today were different to those in 1908, when just one in four survived to collect the first state pension.
The new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions said yesterday he was determined to reform the UK's welfare and pensions systems to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said former employees had had their pensions safeguarded by legislation implemented by his department days before the Longbridge car manufacturer collapsed.
Joe Harris, General Secretary of Britain's biggest pensioners organisation - the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) - has described theannouncement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to increase the state pension next year by less than pounds 2 a week as ``totally inadequate''.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke, said: On behalf of all the Secretaries of State for Work and Pensions whom he has served as Permanent Secretary, I want to thank Robert for his leadership of and commitment to the department over the last 7 years.
Tony Woodley Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith meets 76-year-old Asda employee Roy Gill
In view of the decision of the Electoral Commission today I have come to the conclusion that I have no alternative but to resign as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Wales, and I have now done so.
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