Roles of the government's new business ministers confirmed

Roles of the government's new business ministers confirmed
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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

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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

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