Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery


The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • benefit cap implementation and benefit uprating
  • other social assistance, including housing, supported accommodation, Support for Mortgage Interest, Cold Weather Payments, Bereavement Benefit and funeral payments
  • child maintenance and relationship support
  • cross-DWP House of Commons spokesperson

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Shailesh Vara MP

    • 2015 to 2016


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