Ministerial briefs for the newly-created Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have been announced.
The Department is responsible for areas including the Government’s industrial strategy and business relationships and ensuring reliable, affordable and clean energy supplies. Other areas include tacking climate change and supporting innovation.
Of particular interest to the civils sector is Jesse Norman (pictured), who will be minister for industry and energy and whose areas of responsibility include infrastructure and construction, rail supply chain, energy policy and nuclear.
Led by secretary of state Greg Clark, five politicians have been assigned roles. These are:
- Jesse Norman MP, minister for industry and energy
- Baroness Neville-Rolfe, minister of state for energy and intellectual property
- Nick Hurd MP, minister of state for climate change and industry
- Jo Johnson MP, minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation (joint minister with Department for Education)
- Margot James MP, minister for small business, consumers, and corporate responsibility
Clark said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead this new department charged with delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy, leading government’s relationship with business, furthering our world-class science base, delivering affordable, clean energy and tackling climate change.”