New Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Posted on Monday 1st August, 2016 by

Following the appointment of Theresa May as prime minister, there have been a number of changes to government departments.

Greg Clark MP is the new Business Secretary, taking over from Sajid Javid MP, and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has merged with the Department of Energy & Climate Change to create the new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

The Department for Education has assumed responsibility for further education, skills and higher education from BIS. The Department for Exiting the European Union has been set up to oversee the Brexit process, while a new Department for International Trade is responsible for developing and promoting opportunities for trading overseas.

David Davis MP is the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU and Liam Fox MP is the new International Trade Secretary.

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