I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead this new department, ” said Clark, adding that he would be “leading government’s relationship with business, furthering our world-class science base, delivering affordable, clean energy and tackling climate change”.Responsibility for higher and further education, as well as apprenticeships, is to be transferred to the department for education (DfE) with Justine Greening newly chosen to lead the agency and take the higher education bill through its second reading parliament. Sajid Javid, the outgoing business secretary, has been given responsibility for communities and local government, while previous employment minister PrittI Patel is to take on the role of international development secretary. Changes to the business department have been announced alongside news that Damien Green, a former immigration minister who was a financial journalist before becoming an MP, has been appointed work and pensions minister, heading up the section of government in charge of auto-enrolment.
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All change in small business policy space as May’s dramatic reshuffle comes to an end
ABOUT THE EXPERTHannah Wilkinson
Hannah Wilkinson is a reporter for Business Advice. She studied economics and management at Oxford University and prior to joining Business Advice wrote for Kensington and Chelsea Today about business and economics as well as running a tutoring company.