Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment)

Mims Davies MP

Biography

Mims Davies was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions on 26 July 2019.

She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 5 November 2018 to 25 July 2019.

She was previously Assistant Government Whip from January 2018 to November 2018, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales from July 2018 to November 2018.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment)

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • departmental strategy on the labour market, unemployment and in work progression, with a focus on under-represented groups, young people and skills
  • in work conditionality including sanctions
  • international labour market policy (International Labour Organization; G20; Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO); European Social Fund; UK Shared Prosperity Fund)
  • work services and Jobcentre Plus partnership working
  • Jobcentre Plus campaigns
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support
  • People and Location Programme
  • Youth Obligation Support Programme
  • Flexible Support Fund
  • labour market interventions for self-employment (including the New Enterprise Allowance and future offer and the ‘minimum income floor’ used to work out earnings for Universal Credit)
  • benefit cap
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Office for Nuclear regulation
  • cross DWP spokesperson shadowing the House of Lords

The role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment) replaced the role Minister of State for Employment in July 2019.

More about this role

Department for Work and Pensions

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  3. Assistant Government Whip

Announcements

  1. Two years wage growth
  2. Britain's jobs boom continues as wages rise
  3. Thriving UK jobs market hits record high employment rate
  4. Parents and guardians given extra time to claim back childcare costs with Universal Credit
  5. How to define a public service mutual: public consultation launched
  6. The future definition of public service mutuals
  7. National Lottery scratchcard minimum age could be increased to 18
  8. Children to have greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of physical activity every day
  9. Review launched into statutory guidance for Local Authorities on providing youth services
  10. Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK