New Minister for Pensions – Laura Trott

Laura Trott is the new Minister for Pensions with responsibility for pensioner benefits including the State Pension, private and occupational pensions, and oversight of arms-length bodies such as the Pensions Regulator

Laura Trott was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 27th October 2022 and confirmed as Minister for Pensions by the DWP on Monday 7th November 2022.

She is the Conservative MP for Sevenoaks, and has been an MP since 12 December 2019.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Pensions)

Responsibilities include:

  • pensioner benefits, including new State Pension, Winter Fuel Payments, Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance
  • private and occupational pensions, including regulatory powers and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
  • Social Fund (Cold Weather Payments, Sure Start Maternity grants and Funeral Expenses Payment scheme)
  • oversight of arms-length bodies, including the Pensions Regulator, Pension Protection Fund, Financial Assistance Scheme and Pensions Ombudsman, and Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • methods of payment, including Post Office Card Account
  • Net Zero

PAYadvice.UK 9/11/2022

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