Ministerial role

Commercial Secretary to the Treasury


The Commercial Secretary is responsible for:

  • UK productivity
  • City devolution, including Northern Powerhouse
  • infrastructure policy, including working with Infrastructure and Projects Authority and National Infrastructure Commission
  • corporate finance, including public corporations, public private partnerships, PFI, and sales of government assets
  • better regulation and competition policy
  • industrial strategy
  • working with the rest of government to promote the UK as a destination for foreign direct investment
  • housing and planning
  • The Royal Mint
  • Crown Estate and the Royal Household

Previous holders of this role

  1. Lord O’Neill of Gatley

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Lord Deighton

    • 2013 to 2015
  3. Lord Sassoon of Ashley Park

    • 2010 to 2013


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