Ministers are bringing government closer to people with Lewes visits

MP Steve Webb
MP Steve Webb

Two Government Ministers will be coming to speak in Lewes on separate days next week.

They are Steve Webb, Minister of State for Pensions, and Baroness Susan Kramer, Minister of State for Transport.

Both have been invited by Lewes MP Norman Baker, now Minister of State for the Home Office.

“I wanted to bring government closer to the people by having MPs speak here in the constituency,” he said.

The talks will be held at The White Hart Hotel, once the home of the Headstrong Club where the 18th century writer and revolutionary Tom Paine spoke on the key issues of his day.

Steve Webb’s talk will focus on issues affecting people in or near pension age, and developments in helping younger working people save for their pension.

“It will be of special interest,” he said, “not only to pensioners and employees but to employers involved in the new pension scheme, professional and voluntary advisors, accountants and Independent Financial Advisors.”

He has been involved in making the State Pension simpler and fairer, led the initiative to bring forward reforms to help savers, protect pension pots and limit pension fees. He is a champion of increased transparency within the industry.

Baroness Susan Kramer will be speaking on how the UK is coping with increasing numbers on rail transport and improvements to co-ordinated local transport.

Steve Webb’s talk will be 9.30am for 10am on Tuesday, February 11; Susan Kramer will be speaking on Thursday, February 13, 6.30pm for 7pm.