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The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable

Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP

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.

Rt Hon David Willets

Rt Hon David Willetts MP

Minister of State for Universities and Science (attending Cabinet)

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, Energy Technologies Institute, the National Measurement Office, the UK Accreditation Service, the British Standards Institution, and space policy.

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP 

Minister of State for Business and Enterprise

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, Royal Mail, General oversight of Shareholder Executive and its portfolios, Commons spokesman on Trade and Investment. 

Lord Green

Lord Green

Minister of State for Trade and Investment (Joint with Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Development and implementation of cross-Government strategy for trade and inward investment, responsibility for UK Trade & Investment, UK Export Finance (Export Credits Guarantee Department), spokesman for the Government on trade and investment issues in the House of Lords, Member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, coordination of European business, multilateral trade policy, single market and implementation.

Jo Swinson MP

Jo Swinson MP 

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs

Post Office, employment relations (including ACAS), consumer policy, consumer credit and consumer affairs, competition policy, corporate governance, company law (including Companies House), social enterprise, Insolvency Service (including company investigations), Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. Also Minister for Women and Equalities at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Matthew Hancock MP

Matthew Hancock MP 

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills (jointly with the Department for Education)

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, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.  

Lord Marland

Lord Marland 

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Covers all BIS business in the Lords, intellectual property (including the IPO), Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, support for Minister for Trade and Investment on trade promotion, Chair of Council of Business Ambassadors.


 

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