Ministerial role

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

Responsibilities

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

Current role holder: Andrew Griffiths MP

Andrew Griffiths was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 9 January 2018.

He was a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 17 July 2016 to 8 January 2018.

He was elected Conservative MP for Burton in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Margot James MP

    • 2016 to 2018

Announcements

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  1. New laws to better protect millions of Brits who book holidays online

    • Press release
  2. New rules will protect fans from ticket touting

    • Press release
  3. National Living Wage workers set for £600 pay rise from 1 April

    • Press release
  4. Welsh Businesses named and shamed for underpaying Minimum Wage workers

    • Press release
  5. Nearly 180 employers named and shamed for underpaying thousands of minimum wage workers

    • Press release
  6. Record number of women on FTSE 100 boards

    • News story
  7. New guide to improve consumer product safety recalls

    • News story
  8. Industry-led Retail Sector Council launched to act as champion for future growth

    • Press release
  9. National product safety office carries out first enforcement action

    • Press release
  10. New protection against identity fraud for company directors

    • News story