Laura Trott appointed as minister for pensions

14 November 2022

With the cabinet reshuffle and governmental turmoil that came with the appointment of Rishi Sunak as prime minister, new appointments are sometimes missed.

Laura Trott, MP for Sevenoaks, was appointed as parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and minister for pensions on 27 October 2022.

As stated on gov.uk, her 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.

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