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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Speech
  8. Thousands more school leavers choosing apprenticeships

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

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

    • Press release