Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs


The minister’s responsibilties include:

  • Post Office and postal policy
  • employment relations including Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
  • consumer policy and consumer affairs
  • competition policy
  • corporate governance
  • company law
  • social enterprise
  • Insolvency Service, including company investigations
  • BIS better regulation and efficiency and reform agenda

Previous holders of this role

  1. Jo Swinson

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. Jenny Willott

    • 2013 to 2014
  3. Jo Swinson

    • 2012 to 2013
  4. The Rt Hon Norman Lamb

    • 2012 to 2012
  5. The Rt Hon Edward Davey

    • 2010 to 2012


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