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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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 3.30pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OTHER keynote speakers during the two-day conference will include Andrew Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Rt Hon Ian McCartney, the Minister of State for Work and Pensions.
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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Andrew Smith, said, 'The breadth of experience and expertise in the financial and pensions world that Myra brings to the PPF will be key to its success in improving security for pension scheme members.'
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has unveiled his new ministerial team.
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