Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Post in the British Cabinet, responsible for the Department for Work and Pensions add

Category: Politics

Founded in 2010.

Countries: United Kingdom (98%), (2%)

Main connections: David Cameron, Yvette Cooper, Theresa May

Linked to: Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Party, Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance

 

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2010

Iain Duncan Smith - On 12 May 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Duncan Smith to serve in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


2014

Glenda Jackson - Another speech of Jackson's went viral in June 2014 when she gave a scathing assessment of Iain Duncan Smith's tenure as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, telling him that he was responsible for the "destruction of the welfare state and the total and utter incompetence of his department


2016

Stephen Crabb - On 19 March 2016, Crabb was appointed to succeed Iain Duncan Smith as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the latter's unexpected resignation over proposed changes to the Personal Independence Payment , a disability benefit unrelated to the employment status of the claimant

 

Sajid Javid - In June 2016, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Stephen Crabb, announced that he would be standing in the 2016 Conservative leadership election, following David Cameron's resignation after the result of the EU referendum

 

Damian Green - He was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by Theresa May in July 2016

 

Damian Green - He was appointed as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by Prime Minister Theresa May in July 2016


2017

David Gauke - On 11 June 2017, Gauke was made Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, having previously only worked in the Treasury


2018

Justine Greening - She remained Education Secretary and Minister for Women after the election until her resignation from government on 8 January 2018, during a cabinet reshuffle: it was reported that she had rejected the post of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, interpreted variously as the offer of a "sideways move" or a demotion


2019

Metro (British newspaper) - In May 2019 the paper was condemned by UK disability rights campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts after an internal document leaked to The Guardian revealed that Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, had authorised the use of at least a quarter of a millions pounds of public money for a nine week run of advertorials to be placed in 'Metro' newspapers to 'challenge the myths' around the government's controversial Universal Credit programme