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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Nearly half-a-million people living in the EU will continue to have their UK State Pension increased every year for the next 3 years in the event of a no deal exit from the EU, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd reveals.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd attempted to scotch suggestions that the Government had plans to increase the pension age further.
In April, work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd said the first industry models would come out later this year.
Four candidates have confirmed their intention to stand: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and Former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.
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.
Debbie Abrahams, shadow work and pensions secretary, said: "This is a disgraceful and unjustified attack on the state pension by this Government, who are asking millions of people to work longer to pay for their failing austerity plans.
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.
THE shadow work and pensions secretary has promised to look into proposals to invest billions of pounds in local government pension pots locally.
"As part of the government's long-term economic plan we have taken action to make sure our economy delivers for people who want to work hard, play by the rules and contribute to this country," said Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
Summary: Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne has said the Government's Work Programme has "comprehensively failed".
The comments were welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and current Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, who said the settlement on offer was "very good".
It is being worked out by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and Pensions Minister Steve Webb.