Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities)

Kemi Badenoch MP


Kemi Badenoch was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on 13 February 2020 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Government Equalities Office on 14 February 2020.

She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education from 27 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.

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Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

The Exchequer Secretary (XST) is responsible for:

UK growth and productivity, including:

  • regional devolution, City deals, Northern Powerhouse, Midlands Engine, Ox-Cam Arc
  • place based economic strategy
  • better regulation and competition policy
  • R&D and science policy
  • skills, migration, National Retraining Scheme and apprenticeship levy
  • digital, fibre and mobile
  • implementation of the Rose Review
  • corporate governance
  • Patient Capital Review implementation
  • Small Business Policy (including prompt payments and FSB stakeholder engagement)
  • Crown Estate and the Royal Household
  • Overseas territories and Crown dependencies
  • Promoting UK as a destination for FDI (non-FS)
  • Departmental minister for HM Treasury Group
  • Supporting tax legislation in Parliament

Energy infrastructure, energy, environment and climate policy:

  • the net zero review into the costs of decarbonisation
  • new nuclear
  • roll out of green infrastructure
  • consumer bills vs tax
  • energy and environment taxes, including plastics taxation and carbon taxes
  • transport taxation including vehicle taxes and future strategy and air passenger duty
  • North Sea oil, gas and shipping

In addition to supporting tax legislation in Parliament, the XST leads on the following indirect taxes:

  • excise duties (alcohol, tobacco and gambling), including excise fraud and law enforcement
  • soft drink industry levy
  • charities, the voluntary sector and gift aid

More about this role

HM Treasury

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities)

More about this role

Government Equalities Office, Department for International Trade, and Equality Hub

Previous roles in government