Department for Social Security

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The Department of Social Security (DSS) was a government department in the United Kingdom. The old abbreviation is still often used informally.

The department was created in 1988. The Department of Health and Social Security was divided into two departments, one of which was the DSS.[1] During 2001, the department was largely replaced by the Department for Work and Pensions.[2][3] The other responsibilities of the department were assumed by the Treasury and the Ministry of Defence.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dept. of Social Security. "Resource Accounts 2000-2001". Retrieved 2012-06-06.
  2. "The welfare state 1945–2002". BBC News. 5 August 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. "Department of Social Security renamed". Practical Law Company. 29 June 2001. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. E Carmel & T Papadopoulos. "The New governance of Social Security in Britain". University of Bath. Retrieved 2012-06-06.