New pensions minister as Laura Trott promoted to Treasury role

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Jonathan Stapleton
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Laura Trott Image: parliament.uk (CC BY 3.0)
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Laura Trott Image: parliament.uk (CC BY 3.0)

A new pensions minister is expected to be announced after prime minister Rishi Sunak promoted Laura Trott to the position of chief secretary to the Treasury.

The move comes as part of a government reshuffle following the sacking of home secretary Suella Braverman this morning (13 November). James Cleverly has since been announced as her replacement as home secretary, with former prime minister David Cameron replacing Cleverly as foreign secretary.

Laura Trott - the MP for Sevenoaks - was appointed as a parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on 27 October 2022, with the DWP confirming her role as pensions minister on 7 November 2022.

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During her time at the DWP, Trott has overseen a raft of pension consultations and legislation - including an auto-enrolment  extension bill, the Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) (No. 2) Bill, which received Royal Assent in September; and the raft of consultation responses and launches as part of the Mansion House Reforms in July.

Trott took over as pensions minister from Alex Burghart who was moved from the minister for pensions and growth post to the Cabinet Office during prime minister Rishi Sunak's reshuffle last October.

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