Ministerial role

Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise


The minister is responsible for:

  • business sectors (excluding construction and rail) and advanced manufacturing, including low carbon economy
  • enterprise
  • competiveness and economic growth, including economic opportunities and shocks
  • Business Bank and access to finance
  • Green Investment Bank
  • deregulation and better regulation
  • local and regional growth
  • export control
  • Royal Mail and the public data group
  • insolvency

Until May 2015 this role was known as the Minister for Business and Enterprise.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Anna Soubry

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP

    • 2012 to 2014
  4. Mark Prisk

    • 2010 to 2012


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