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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WORK and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has dismissed as "lunacy" a Council of Europe report suggesting UK social security payments are "manifestly inadequate".
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been forced to put back three of four pilot schemes, due to start next month, to July.
Summary: Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne has said the Government's Work Programme has "comprehensively failed".
THE Government's controversial reforms to public sector pensions may not be enough to bring costs under control, former work and pensions secretary Lord Hutton has warned.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said: "We have listened to the concerns of those women most affected by the proposed rise in state pension age to 66 and so we will cap the increase to a maximum of 18 months.
It is being worked out by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and Pensions Minister Steve Webb.
An announcement is expected to be made by Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain, which will put the workers in line with other employees whose pensions are covered by the Pension Protection Fund which was introduced in 2005 and financed by a levy on companies.
Chancellor Alistair Darling, Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain, shadow chancellor George Osborne and shadow work and pensions secretary Chris Grayling.
Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain has told employees of collapsed Cardiff steel giant ASW that they will receive more Government cash.
Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton rejected calls for compensation.
Work and Pensions Secretary Alan Johnson said he was considering a 'citizen's pension' - a flat rate benefit based on residency - because everyone was entitled to retire on the basic state pension and women had contributed by raising families.
WORK and Pensions Secretary Andrew Smith has given a strong signal that Merseyside will get up to 2, 000 civil service jobs dispersed from London.