BEIS announces ministerial responsibilities

The ministerial responsibilities of the new look Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have now been confirmed.

On 15 August, the department – headed up Andrea Leadsom as Secretary of State – outlined that Kwasi Kwarteng, taking the role of Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, previously held by Claire Perry, would have responsibilities including carbon budgets; green finance; energy efficiency and heat; low carbon generation; energy retail markets; electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks; and energy security, including both resilience and emergency planning.

Jo Johnson will continue as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, with responsibilities including science and research; innovation; agri-tech and technology.

Nadhim Zahawi has become Minister for Business and Industry. Zahawi’s responsibilities will be delivery of the Industrial Strategy; Sector Deals; sectoral lead for automotive, nuclear, infrastructure and construction, and maritime among others; supply chains; local growth; and better regulation and regulatory reform.

The responsibilities of Kelly Tolhurst, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, and Lord Duncan of Springbank, Minister for Climate Change, had previously been confirmed.

The ministerial responsibilities of the new look Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have now been confirmed.

On 15 August, the department – head up Andrea Leadsom as Secretary of State – outlined that Kwasi Kwarteng, taking the role of Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, previously held by Claire Perry, would have responsibilities including carbon budgets; green finance; energy efficiency and heat; low carbon generation; energy retail markets; electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks; and energy security, including both resilience and emergency planning.

Jo Johnson will continue as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, with responsibilities including science and research; innovation; agri-tech and technology, while Nadhim Zahawi has become Minister for Business and Industry. Zahawi’s responsibilities will be delivery of the Industrial Strategy; Sector Deals; sectoral lead for automotive, nuclear, infrastructure and construction, and maritime among others; supply chains; local growth; and better regulation and regulatory reform.

The responsibilities of Kelly Tolhurst, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, and Lord Duncan of Springbank, Minister for Climate Change, had previously been confirmed.

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