Ministerial role

Minister of State for Welfare Reform


The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • spokesperson for all DWP business in the Lords
  • Universal Credit
  • Universal Support
  • fraud, error and debt

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Lord Freud

    • 2015 to 2016


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  1. Recovery of overpaid benefits hits record high of £1 billion

    • Press release
  2. Retirement of Lord Freud

    • Press release
  3. Lord Freud to retire from ministerial role

    • Press release
  4. Improving the payments system for citizens, business and government

    • Speech
  5. Reforming welfare and work

    • Speech
  6. Reforms to support social sector tenants

    • Speech
  7. Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 more areas

    • News story
  8. Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 areas

    • News story
  9. Benefit fraud and error at record low level

    • Press release
  10. Rollout of flagship welfare reform Universal Credit reaches historic milestone

    • Press release