Number 10 has confirmed the creation of 4 new departments and their remits:

A new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, has been tasked with securing long-term energy supply, bringing down bills and halving inflation. The move recognises the significant impact rising prices have had on households across the country as a result of Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine, and the need to secure more energy from domestic nuclear and renewable sources as we seize the opportunities of net zero.

A dedicated Department for Science, Innovation and Technology will drive the innovation that will deliver improved public services, create new and better-paid jobs and grow the economy. Having a single department focussed on turning scientific and technical innovations into practical, applicable solutions to the challenges we face will help make sure the UK is the most innovative economy in the world.

A combined Department for Business and Trade will support growth by backing British businesses at home and abroad, promoting investment and championing free trade.

Finally, a re-focused Department for Culture, Media and Sport will recognise the importance of these industries to our economy and build on the UK’s position as a global leader in the creative arts.

Government has also undertaken a small reshuffle and It has been confirmed that the following Secretaries of State have been appointed:

  • Grant Shapps becomes SoS for Energy Security and Net Zero – previously SoS for BEIS
  • Michelle Donelan as SoS for Science, Innovation and Technology – previously SoS for DCMS
  • Kemi Badenoch as SoS for Business and Trade, remaining President of the Board of Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities – previously SoS for Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Lucy Frazer as SoS for Culture, Media and Sport – previously Minister for Housing and Planning at DLUHC
  • Greg Hands as Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet (Party Chair) – previously Minister for Trade Policy