Department for Work and Pensions


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Department for Work and Pensions

The UK Government department which supports its ministers (for disabled people, employment, pensions, welfare reform) in developing and implementing policies and strategies aimed at:
• People who receive benefits (the “dole”);
• People who need help to get work;
• Disabled people;
• Older people;
• People who get the State Pension.
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It is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Chair of the Pensions Regulator is a public appointment made by the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions.
Earlier this month the miners' union Nacods secured a ruling from the High Court in London that the Department for Work and Pensions had acted unlawfully by relying on a rudimentary cold water test when assessing hundreds of its members for industrial injuries disablement benefit.
The Centenarian Clerk at the Department for Work and Pensions works with Buckingham Palace to ensure people receive a birthday card from the Queen on their 100th birthday.
A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions initially said the Government was considering appealing.
The Department for Work and Pensions says it will consider appealing to the House of Lords.
A Department for Work and Pensions spokeswoman said customers had started receiving the letters sent in error on Wednesday and that the department had learnt of the mistake the same day.
The Department for Work and Pensions said the interest rate used to calculate how much people who deferred claiming their pension would receive would be at least two percentage points above Bank of England base rate, currently four per cent, in order to guarantee a good deal for those who kept working.
The workers are all members of the Public and Commercial Services Union employed in the Department for Work and Pensions .
The Department for Work and Pensions is recruiting for a major new pension service operation in Swansea.
A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said Motherwell had been chosen on the back of a ``number of operational and economic criteria''.
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