Ministerial role

Minister of State for Pensions

Responsibilities

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