Ministerial role

Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Civil Society)

Organisations: Cabinet Office


The Minister for Civil Society leads on the civil society agenda. The minister is responsible for:

  • the Big Society agenda
  • National Citizen Service and youth policy
  • social action
  • civil society sector support
  • social enterprise and social investment

The minister is also responsible for UK statistics, and supports the Minister for the Cabinet Office on public sector efficiency and reform.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Rob Wilson

    2014 to 2016

  2. Brooks Newmark

    2014 to 2014

  3. The Rt Hon Nick Hurd

    2010 to 2014