Posted: Mon 1st Aug 2016
The full roles and responsibilities of ministers in the government's new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have finally been confirmed.
BEIS was created following new prime minister Theresa May's reshuffle which saw the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills merged with the Department for Energy for Climate Change under the leadership of Greg Clark.
The government today confirmed the roles of Clark's ministers including new small business minister Margot James:
Greg Clark MP, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial dtrategy
Nick Hurd MP, minister of state for climate change and industry
Jo Johnson MP, minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation
Baroness Neville-Rolfe, minister of state for energy and intellectual property
Margot James MP, minister for small business, consumers, and corporate responsibility
Jesse Norman MP, minister for industry and energy
The main responsibilities of the new BEIS department are:
developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government's relationship with business
ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean
ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
tackling climate change
promoting competitive markets and consumer interests