Ministerial role

Minister of State for Employment


The Minister of State for Employment is responsible for:

  • employment, unemployment, youth unemployment
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • the Work Programme and Work Choice
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • childcare

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Esther McVey

    • 2013 to 2015
  3. Mark Hoban

    • 2012 to 2013
  4. The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. 85,000 businesses launched with jobcentre scheme

    • Press release
  2. BME employment reaches record high

    • Press release
  3. £300 million childcare boost for hard-working families under Universal Credit

    • Press release
  4. Jobcentre scheme creates 80,000 new businesses

    • Press release
  5. New milestone hit as Work Programme helps half a million into jobs

    • Press release
  6. Record high of 31.42 million people in work

    • Press release
  7. Business Secretary: More must be done to ensure BME workers get more job opportunities

    • Press release
  8. Government scheme proves to be the business for job-seeking entrepreneurs

    • Press release
  9. Minister marks £2.5 billion employment and skills funding boost with visit to prison restaurant

    • Press release
  10. UK employment rate hits a record high while unemployment plummets to pre-recession levels

    • Press release