Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade
Overall responsibility for the department strategy and all policies, overall responsibility for BIS budget, particular focus on business and banking issues, lead Cabinet Minister for reducing regulatory burdens across Government.
Minister of State for Universities and Science (attending Cabinet)
Responsible for looking across all departmental business at strategic priorities, higher education (including HEFCE and Student Loans Company), science and research (including Research Councils), life sciences, innovation, also responsible for the Technology Strategy Board, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Energy Technologies Institute, the National Measurement Office, the Design Council, the UK Accreditation Service, the British Standards Institute and Space.
Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning (jointly with the Department for Education)
Responsible for further education, adult skills, Skills Funding Agency, skills strategy, lifelong learning, informal adult learning, apprenticeships, UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Sector Skills Councils, Workplace Training reforms, qualifications reform programme.
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
Responsible for business sectors, including low carbon economy, low emission vehicles, electronics, small business, enterprise and access to finance, competitiveness and economic growth, deregulation and better regulation, regional and local economic development (including Grants for Business Investment), business support, Olympic legacy, export licensing, trade and industry (until January 2011).
Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs
Responsible for postal affairs (Royal Mail and Post Office Limited), employment relations (including ACAS), consumer policy and consumer affairs, competition policy, corporate governance, company law (including Companies House), social enterprise, Insolvency Service (including company investigations), general oversight of Shareholder Executive and its portfolios, coordination of European business, Export Credit Guarantee Department, trade policy.
Parliamentary Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills
Responsible for covering all BIS business in the Lords, intellectual property (including the IPO).
Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (jointly with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
Reports to the Business Secretary as well as to the Culture Secretary in respect of the digital economy and telecommunications.
Minister of State for Trade and Investment
Stephen Green will take on the responsibilities for trade and investment from 1 January 2011. For more information on his appointment see Number10.gov.uk