Ministerial role

Minister of State for Business and Energy


The minister is responsible for:

  • business sectors, including low carbon economy, low emission vehicles, electronics
  • competitiveness and economic growth
  • deregulation and better regulation
  • regional and local economic development (including grants for business investment)
  • Olympic legacy

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP

Michael Fallon was appointed Minister for Business and Enterprise in September 2012. In March 2013 he was also appointed as Minister of State for Energy. He has been the Conservative MP for Sevenoaks, Kent, since 1997.


Michael was educated at Epsom College and the University of St Andrews.

Political career

Michael was MP for Darlington from 1983 to 1992. He was a minister in the Department for Education and Science from 1990 to 1992. More recently he has held positions on the Treasury Select Committee and was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Career outside politics

Michael is a former director of Bannatyne Fitness Ltd (fitness clubs), Quality Care Homes plc (nursing homes), Just Learning Ltd (nurseries), Attendo AB (Scandinavian social and health care) and Tullett Prebon plc (inter-dealing broking).

Personal life

Michael is married and has 2 children.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Mark Prisk MP

    • 2010 to 2012


under the responsibility of The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP as Minister of State for Business and Energy

  1. Making European funding work better for the UK economy

    • 21 February 2014
  2. Making it easier to set up and grow a business

    • 24 September 2013
  3. Reducing the impact of regulation on business

    • 10 July 2013
  4. Boosting private sector employment in England

    • 17 January 2013
  5. Controlling defence, security and dual-use strategic exports

    • 12 December 2012


by Minister of State for Business and Energy

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  1. New co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council appointed

    • 22 April 2014
    • Press release
  2. Regional Growth Fund Round 5 funding announced by Nick Clegg

    • 10 April 2014
    • Press release
  3. Government asks business to help improve regulators’ appeals processes

    • 26 March 2014
    • Press release
  4. Business invited to help reform enforcement of regulation

    • 10 March 2014
    • Press release
  5. Red tape cut for 1,000 businesses as Primary Authority rollout continues

    • 27 February 2014
    • Press release
  6. £60 million aerospace projects cleared for take off

    • 25 February 2014
    • Press release
  7. Fallon announces boost for Solent’s maritime and marine engineering industry

    • 19 February 2014
    • Press release
  8. Industrial Development Advisory Board strengthened with new appointments

    • 11 February 2014
    • Press release
  9. Green Construction Board to continue its role in reducing carbon emissions

    • 10 February 2014
    • News story
  10. 3,000 regulations to be reformed or slashed

    • 27 January 2014
    • Press release

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