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

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 strategy launched to keep consumers safe and protect businesses that do the right thing

    • News story
  2. Record 22,400 minimum wage workers to receive millions in backpay

    • Press release
  3. Scottish employers repay employees thousands

    • News story
  4. New measures to protect 10 million extra holidays a year

    • Press release
  5. FTSE 350 urged to step up to meet 2020 women on boards targets

    • Press release
  6. Government launches new fund to support small business growth

    • Press release
  7. Groceries Code Adjudicator conference 2018

    • Speech
  8. Government announces new appointments to the Low Pay Commission

    • News story
  9. Don’t fall victim to rogue health supplement companies

    • Press release
  10. HMRC saves public £2.4M by stopping fraudsters

    • Press release