Pensions minister Guy Opperman resigns

Longest-serving minister for pensions

Jonathan Stapleton
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The minister for pensions and financial inclusion Guy Opperman has resigned after 1,850 days in office.

Opperman - who began his role as pensions minister on 14 June 2017 and took over from Sir Steve Webb as the longest serving pensions minister on 11 June this year - said on Twitter, that it "has been a honour, and a great responsibility to serve as a minister, but we need leadership change, and I have resigned". During his term as minister, Opperman has overseen significant progress on pensions dashboards; put in place the legal framework for collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes; and has also been known for his work on climate change, with the UK becoming the first major economy...

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