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: 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

Announcements

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  1. Ending late payments to small businesses

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

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

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

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

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

    • Press release
  7. Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses

    • News story
  8. Agency director ordered to pay back workers after pleading guilty to withholding wages

    • Press release
  9. New tools to improve rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies

    • News story
  10. New crackdown on reckless directors

    • Press release