Energy Insight: DECC abolished, BEIS created - 14 July 2016

Energy responsibilities - Changes in UK Government following the election of Theresa May as Prime Minister on 13 July 2016

A new department, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has been set up – combining the responsibilities of the Department for Energy and Climate change (DECC) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) 

The new Department will be run by the  Rt Hon Greg Clark MP following his appointment as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Responsibilities (confirmed 8 August 2016) include:

  • developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business
  • ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean
  • ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
  • tackling climate change

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg 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."  Statement

Angus Brendan MacNeil MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee,  Issued a statement expressing his concerns about the decision to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change. 14 July 2016

Greg Clark’s Parliamentary Career

Post


Date

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Jul 2016 -

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government


May 2015 - Jul 2016

Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Universities and Science)


Jul 2014 - May 2015

Minister of State (Cabinet Office)


Oct 2013 - Mar 2015

Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)


Sep 2012 - Oct 2013

Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Decentralisation and Cities) (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)


Jul 2011 - Sep 2012

Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Decentralisation and Cities) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)


May 2010 - Sep 2012

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change


Oct 2008 - May 2010

Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)


Jul 2007 - Oct 2008

Shadow Minister for Charities, Voluntary Bodies and Social Enterprise


Nov 2006 - Jul 2007


18 July 2016
Other Appointments at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy:

Nick Hurd MP - Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry

Responsibilities (confirmed 8 August 2016) include:

Climate Change

  • carbon budgets
  • international climate change, including International Climate Fund
  • climate science and innovation
  • green economy, including the Green Investment Bank

Industry and Enterprise (with Margot James and Jesse Norman)

  • advanced manufacturing
  • materials
  • automotive


Jo Johnson MP  - Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, leading on universities and science

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG -  Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property

Responsibilities (confirmed 8 August 2016) include:
Energy (with Jesse Norman)

  • nuclear
  • oil and gas, including shale gas
  • low carbon generation
  • security of supply
  • electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks
  • energy efficiency and heat, including fuel poverty
  • smart meters and smart systems
  • international energy

Margot James MP - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility 

 

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Previously:

DECC was run by:

Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP – Secretary of State for Energy, DECC (from 13 July 2016 - Home Secretary)

Andrea Leadsom MP, Minister of State for Energy, DECC (From 13 July 2016- Environment Secretary)


BIS was run by:

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP,  Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade  (From 13 July 2016 - Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government)

The Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise

Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy

Lord Price CVO, Minister of State for Trade and Investment

Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Intellectual Property

George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences

 

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