The pensioner system in the United Kingdom is primarily administered through the government agency comprised of the Department of Work and Pensions. In the Cabinet of the United Kingdom government, the Department of Work and Pensions is administered by the source of authority comprised of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
In terms of the administrative history of the United Kingdom, this government agency for administering the pensioner system dates back only to 2001. The creation of the Department of Work and Pensions was effected through the combination of two government agencies which had previously divided the duties later exclusively vouchsafed to the agency between them, as consisted of the Department of Social Security and the Department of Education’s employment section, as consisted of the Department for Education and Skills.
The Department of Work and Pensions provides for administrative questions and issues arising out of the pensioner system from its headquarters, as are located out of London. One of the goals which the Department of Work and Pensions has been tasked with by the government as a whole consists of effecting an overall reduction in the dependency of the British populace on welfare programs.
Additionally, tasks relegated to the Department of Work and Pensions in providing for the functioning of the pensioner system include reducing the rate of poverty as it is experienced specifically by children. Apart from the pensioner system, the Department of Work and Pensions is also conceived as providing for the state of the employment market.