Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Biography

Sajid Javid was appointed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 14 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Bromsgrove in 2010.

Political career

Sajid served as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 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.

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 Communities and Local Government

The Secretary of State is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Minister for Equalities

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

    • 2014 to 2015
  4. Financial Secretary to the Treasury

    • 2013 to 2014
  5. Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)

    • 2012 to 2013

Announcements

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  1. Lessons from The Long Night: why we must all stand up to bigotry

    • Speech
  2. Government backs Homelessness Bill with £48 million for councils

    • Press release
  3. Grant-making powers return to Tower Hamlets

    • Press release
  4. £60 million tax reform to boost UK's digital revolution

    • Press release
  5. Michael King appointed as new Local Government Ombudsman

    • Press release
  6. New money for affordable homes released

    • Press release
  7. Communities Secretary congratulates New Year's Honours 2017 recipients

    • Press release
  8. PM announces areas to benefit from £50m fund to tackle homelessness

    • Press release
  9. Provisional local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Dedicated adult social care funding forms key part of continued long-term funding certainty for councils

    • Press release