Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment)

Current role holder: Mims Davies MP

Responsibilities

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • responsibility for departmental strategy on the labour market, unemployment and in work progression, with a focus on under-represented groups, young people and skills
  • in-work conditionality including sanctions
  • international labour market policy (International Labour Organization (ILO), G20, Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO))
  • European Social Fund (ESF) and UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)
  • work services and Jobcentre Plus partnership working
  • Jobcentre Plus campaigns
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support
  • People and Location Programme
  • Youth Employment Programme
  • Flexible Support Fund
  • labour market interventions for self-employment (including the New Enterprise Allowance and future offer and the Minimum Income Floor)
  • benefit cap
  • Health and Safety Executive

The role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment) replaced the role Minister of State for Employment in July 2019.

Current role holder

Mims Davies MP

Mims Davies was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions on 26 July 2019.

She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 5 November 2018 to 25 July 2019.

She was previously Assistant Government Whip from January 2018 to November 2018, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales from July 2018 to November 2018.

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