Ministerial role

Financial Secretary to the Treasury


The Financial Secretary is responsible for:

  • strategic oversight of the UK tax system including direct, indirect, business, property and personal taxation
  • corporate and small business taxation
  • European and international tax issues
  • charities, the voluntary sector and gift aid
  • environment and transport taxation, North Sea oil, gas and shipping
  • energy policy and climate change
  • excise (alcohol, tobacco) and gambling duties
  • customs policy
  • personal savings tax and pensions tax policy
  • women in the economy
  • departmental minister for HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency and the Government Actuary’s Department
  • parliamentary deputy on public spending issues

Current role holder: Jane Ellison MP

Jane Ellison was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 15 July 2016. Previously she was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health at the Department of Health from October 2013 until July 2016. She was elected Conservative MP for Battersea in 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon David Gauke MP

    • 2014 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

    • 2014 to 2014
  3. The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

    • 2013 to 2014
  4. The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

    • 2012 to 2013
  5. Mark Hoban

    • 2010 to 2012


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