Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Reform


The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Reform is responsible for:

  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • benefit cap (a limit on the total amount of benefit people can get)
  • the Social Security Advisory Committee
  • credit unions
  • mental health review
  • the Health and Work Service
  • bereavement benefits
  • health and safety

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Lord Freud

    • 2010 to 2015


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