Amber Rudd MP accepts new role as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

On 16 November, Amber Rudd MP was appointed Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions. She returns to Cabinet following her resignation as Home Secretary on April 30.

Speaking on her new position, Amber said: “I am honoured to have been offered the opportunity to serve in Government as the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. 

“Representing Hastings and Rye has given me the experience of witnessing what works well and what does not. That experience will help me make changes where needed. The people of Hastings and Rye will always be my first priority. 

She added: “Having a welfare system that supports the most vulnerable, giving them the opportunity to build themselves up and progress in their lives is at the heart of what this Government is committed to.

“The Department for Work and Pensions provides support to around 20 million individuals, helping to achieve record employment, providing greater support for families, and getting almost 10 million people saving towards a secure retirement through Automatic Enrolment.

“It’s a great honour to be joining the Ministerial team to help deliver on major priorities for the department and Government as a whole. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”