The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith

Biography

Iain Duncan Smith was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from May 2010 until March 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green in April 1992.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

    • 2010 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. Every jobcentre in London and home counties switched to Universal Credit

    • News story
  2. Baroness Mone publishes ‘Be the boss’ review

    • Press release
  3. UK employment reaches record high

    • Press release
  4. PM: Improve mental health treatment to get thousands more back to work

    • Press release
  5. Benefit cap: 950 households a month move into work, stop claiming Housing benefit or reduce their claim

    • Press release
  6. Jobcentre Plus support rolled out to schools

    • Press release
  7. Universal Credit claimants significantly more likely to get a job

    • Press release
  8. Department for Work and Pensions’ settlement at the Spending Review

    • Press release
  9. Benefit cap: tens of thousands move into work or off Housing Benefit

    • Press release
  10. Benefit fraud and error at record low

    • Press release