Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility


Responsibilities include:

  • industrial strategy
  • small business and enterprise (including access to finance)
  • consumer and competition (including competition law)
  • labour markets
  • postal affairs (including Royal Mail)
  • corporate governance
  • insolvency
  • retail sector
  • cross-government work on loneliness

Current role holder: Kelly Tolhurst MP

Kelly Tolhurst was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 19 July 2018.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Andrew Griffiths MP

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. Margot James MP

    • 2016 to 2018


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  1. Protect your pension pots from investment scams and negligent trustees

    • Press release
  2. Helping hand to set up new businesses

    • Press release
  3. Government announces new Code of Practice to tackle sexual harassment at work

    • Press release
  4. New measures to tackle international money laundering

    • Press release
  5. Brighton welcomes Small Business Saturday bus tour as minister joins small business owners

    • Press release
  6. New law supports all families who suffer the loss of a child

    • Press release
  7. Support for young entrepreneurs

    • Press release
  8. Ending late payments to small businesses

    • Press release
  9. New measures to support workers, businesses, and entrepreneurs

    • Press release
  10. Smart data to protect consumers from rip-off tariffs

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