Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
since 14 May 2018
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Work & Pensions Secretary
Inaugural holder Dexnell
Number of Work and Pensions Secretaries 20

The Work and Pensions Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Department for Work and Pensions. The office is a cabinet-level position. The current Work and Pensions Secretary is Connor27, who was appointed by Prime Minister PetrosAC on 14 May 2018.

The main responsibilities of the Work and Pensions Secretary are to oversee the basic state pension, the distribution of benefits and allowances, and disabilities.

The Work and Pensions Secretary often works closely with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Secretary of State for Education due to the overlap between their respective roles.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Work and Pensions Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Work and Pensions Secretary Released Result

List of Work and Pensions Secretaries

Dexnell was appointed as the first Work and Pensions Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Party following the second general election and since him, there have been 19 other Work and Pensions Secretaries.

Work and Pensions Secretary Party Took office Left office
Dexnell Liberal December 2005 May 2006
Golden Maverick Conservative June 2006 November 2006
veggie4life Labour December 2007 May 2008
Metrobeans Labour June 2008 November 2008
Indievertigo Conservative November 2008 May 2009
Lotpp UKIP May 2010 October 2010
Bishy786 Labour April 2011 October 2011
sandys1000 Labour October 2011 March 2012
Kittiara Green October 2014 April 2015
PetrosAC Liberal May 2015 July 2015
The Marshall Green July 2015 August 2015
Airmed Liberal December 2015 February 2016
Ivybridge Liberal February 2016 April 2016
Hydeman National Liberal April 2016 July 2016
Tommy1boy Liberal July 2016 October 2016
mr T 999 Liberal June 2017 August 2017
Tommy1boy Liberal August 2017 September 2017
Lumos_ Liberal September 2017 November 2017
Tommy1boy Liberal December 2017 March 2018
Saunders16 Libertarian March 2018 April 2018
TCFactor Liberal April 2018 May 2018
Connor27 Libertarian May 2018 incumbent