Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Biography

Sajid Javid MP was appointed Home Secretary on 30 April 2018.

He was Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government from 8 January 2018 to 29 April 2018, and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from July 2016 to January 2018.

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.

Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for all Home Office business, including:

  • security and terrorism
  • legislative programme
  • expenditure issues

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine)

    • 2016 to 2018
  3. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade

    • 2015 to 2016
  4. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities)

    • 2014 to 2014
  5. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 2014 to 2015
  6. Financial Secretary to the Treasury

    • 2013 to 2014
  7. Economic Secretary to the Treasury

    • 2012 to 2013

Announcements

  1. Home Secretary opens bidding process for Youth Endowment Fund
  2. ePassport gates to open to visitors from Singapore and South Korea
  3. Joint UK-France centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border
  4. Vital action taken in fight against modern slavery
  5. Home Secretary opens conference to tackle FGM and forced marriage
  6. Policy for progress: ending FGM and forced marriage
  7. New tool developed to tackle online child grooming
  8. Update to HASC on Windrush: 12 November 2018
  9. Home Secretary announces recipients of Early Intervention Youth Fund
  10. New government action announced to tackle online child sexual abuse