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 Esther McVey told MPs a ban was the Government's intention, with work under way on how it will be delivered.
People born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait until they are 68, an extra year, before receiving payments, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke announced last week.
Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke said he was forced into the move by rising life expectancy - claiming future retirees would claim a pension for 22 years on average.
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.
But Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell says the real figure was 1.
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.