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. New measures to tackle international money laundering

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

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

    • Press release
  4. Support for young entrepreneurs

    • Press release
  5. Ending late payments to small businesses

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

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

    • Press release
  8. Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage

    • Press release
  9. Fife named the most enterprising place in Britain for 2018

    • News story
  10. UK first: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

    • Press release