Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • Overall leadership and strategic direction of the department, with specific focus on housing, and including EU Exit and Integration
  • Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Sajid Javid MP was appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 8 January 2018. He was Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from July 2016 to January 2018.

Sajid is also Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine.

Political career

Sajid served as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from May 2015 until July 2016. He was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from April 2014 to May 2015 and previously he was both the Economic and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June to November 2010. He was elected Conservative MP for Bromsgrove in 2010.

Career outside politics

Before being elected MP, he worked in business and finance. Aged 25, he became a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. He later moved to Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in emerging market countries. Sajid left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.

Announcements

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  1. Sir Eric Pickles and Ed Balls appointed as co-chairs of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation Advisory Board

    • Press release
  2. Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety

    • Press release
  3. Government to professionalise the estate agent market

    • Press release
  4. New government initiative to reduce rough sleeping

    • Press release
  5. Legislation introduced to help businesses affected by unfair ‘staircase tax’

    • Press release
  6. Northamptonshire County Council: statement

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Sajid Javid responds to Inspector’s report into Northamptonshire County Council

    • Press release
  8. Government action on councils failing to plan new homes

    • Press release
  9. The second Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce report

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Government investment to unlock more homes across England

    • Press release