The Rt Hon Esther McVey

Biography

Esther McVey was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from January to November 2018. She was Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) from November 2017 to January 2018. She was Minister of State for Employment from 2013 to 2015. She was elected Conservative MP for Tatton in June 2017 and was a Conservative MP for Wirral West from 2010 to 2015.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip)

    • 2017 to 2018
  3. Minister of State for Employment

    • 2013 to 2015
  4. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People

    • 2012 to 2013

Announcements

  1. Eighth month of UK wage growth with disabled employment at record high
  2. Statement on the changes announced to Universal Credit in the Budget last week and on the Managed Migration regulations
  3. Universal Credit managed migration: reducing the risk to claimants
  4. Welfare reform success with 54,000 benefit cap households taking on more work
  5. Number of children in long-term workless households at lowest level in over a decade
  6. Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010
  7. Department for Work and Pensions Director of Communications appointment
  8. Government launches new collaboration with Barnardo's to support care leavers into work
  9. Citizens Advice to provide support to Universal Credit claimants
  10. Automatic enrolment breathing new life into Britain’s retirement prospects