Ministerial role

Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for skills and enterprise. This role is shared between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. Responsibilities include:

  • further education
  • adult skills, Skills Funding Agency and skills strategy
  • lifelong learning and informal adult learning
  • apprenticeships
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the Sector Skills Councils
  • workplace training reforms
  • qualifications reform programme
  • small business, enterprise and access to finance
  • business support

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock

    • 2013 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Hancock hails boost to economy as UK cuts EU red tape

    • 6 November 2014
    • Press release
  2. Expanding our Industrial Strategy for a better future for Britain

    • 20 October 2014
    • Speech
  3. £80 million boost for leasing finance as British Business Bank focuses on alternative lending for small business

    • 9 October 2014
    • Press release
  4. Move to make UK global centre for sharing economy

    • 29 September 2014
    • Press release
  5. Skills Minister announces multi-million pound drive to boost diversity in creative industries

    • 14 July 2014
    • Press release
  6. Bridging the divide between academic and vocational education

    • 9 July 2014
    • Speech
  7. Matthew Hancock's speech on a skills revolution

    • 8 July 2014
    • Speech
  8. Thousands more school leavers choosing apprenticeships

    • 4 July 2014
    • Press release
  9. Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) summit

    • 3 July 2014
    • Speech
  10. Science and small business given a voice inside government

    • 3 July 2014
    • Press release