Ministerial role

Minister of State for Pensions

Responsibilities

In July 2016 the role of Minister of State for Pensions was replaced by the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions.

The Minister of State for Pensions is responsible for:

  • pensions policy, state pensions and Pension Credit
  • private pensions, automatic enrolment and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
  • The Pensions Regulator, Pension Protection Fund, Financial Assistance Scheme, The Pensions Advisory Service and the Pensions Ombudsman
  • Fuller Working Lives
  • Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments
  • child maintenance

Previous holders of this role

  1. Baroness Altmann CBE

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Steve Webb

    • 2010 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Call for evidence on the evolution of NEST

    • Press release
  2. New Chair of the Pension Protection Fund announced

    • Press release
  3. Pensions Minister calls for exit charges cap across all pensions

    • Press release
  4. Demand increases for new State Pension statements

    • Press release
  5. New Pension Tracing Service website launched

    • Press release
  6. Kicking age discrimination into touch

    • Press release
  7. DWP announces extra support for armed forces spouses and civil partners to help protect their State Pension

    • News story
  8. John Cridland CBE appointed to lead the UK’s first State Pension age review

    • Press release
  9. Museji Ahmed Takolia CBE appointed as the new Chair of The Pensions Advisory Service

    • Press release
  10. Millions stand to gain from the new State Pension

    • Press release