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New ministerial portfolios confirmed at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The full list of ministerial responsibilities in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now been confirmed.

Following the creation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the appointment of Rt Hon Greg Clark MP as Secretary of State, the full list of ministerial responsibilities within the department has now been confirmed.

The new ministerial portfolios reflect the key priorities for the department to develop a comprehensive industrial strategy; continuing to ensure the UK remains at the cutting-edge of science, research and innovation; tackling climate change; and ensuring affordable, clean and secure energy supply for the UK.

  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry
  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (joint minister with Department for Education)
  • Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property
  • Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers, and Corporate Responsibility
  • Jesse Norman MP, Minister for Industry and Energy

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said:

I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead this new department charged with delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy, leading government’s relationship with business, furthering our world-class science base, delivering affordable, clean energy and tackling climate change.

I’m supported by a great ministerial team and we will work tirelessly to deliver on all of these areas, which are vital for the future success of our country.

The work of the new department brings together responsibilities for industrial strategy, energy, business, consumers, employees, science, innovation, research, and climate change.

In particular, the department is responsible for:

  • developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business
  • ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean
  • ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
  • tackling climate change
  • promoting competitive markets and consumer interests