Ministerial role

Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise


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 Matt Hancock MP

    2013 to 2014