Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility

Kelly Tolhurst MP

Biography

Kelly Tolhurst was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 19 July 2018.

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2018 to 2018

Announcements

  1. Ending late payments to small businesses
  2. New measures to support workers, businesses, and entrepreneurs
  3. Smart data to protect consumers from rip-off tariffs
  4. Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage
  5. Fife named the most enterprising place in Britain for 2018
  6. UK first: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave
  7. Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses
  8. Agency director ordered to pay back workers after pleading guilty to withholding wages
  9. New tools to improve rescue opportunities for financially-distressed companies
  10. New crackdown on reckless directors