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1, Victoria Street, London
|Formed||14 July 2016|
|Headquarters||1, Victoria Street, London|
|Annual budget||£13.8 billion (current) in 2016–17|
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)is a department of the government of the United Kingdom. The department was formed during a machinery of government change on the 14th July 2016, following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, through a merger between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
The Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are:
|The Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP||Secretary of State||Overall responsibility for the department; 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.|
|The Rt Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP||Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth||Carbon budgets; green finance; energy efficiency and heat, including fuel poverty; low carbon generation; energy retail markets; oil and gas, including shale gas; security of supply; electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks; international energy; EU energy and climate; energy security, including resilience and emergency planning.|
|The Rt Hon. The Lord Grimstone of Boscobel|| Minister of State for Investment |
(Jointly with DIT)
|covering departmental business in the House of Lords; developing a new investment strategy; promoting investment across all sectors; business investor relations; leading on the strategic relationship management programme cross-Whitehall, including account management of large UK investors; global marketing to attract investment; increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) and portfolio investment into the UK; promoting and supporting outward direct investment (ODI).|
|Amanda Solloway MP||Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Science, Research and Innovation||Science and research; innovation; intellectual property; space; agri-tech; technology.|
|Paul Scully MP||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, and Minister for London||Small business and enterprise (including access to finance); consumer and competition (including competition law); labour markets; postal affairs; retail sector; London.|
|Nadhim Zahawi MP||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Industry||Industrial Strategy delivery; Sector Deals; sectoral lead: advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, materials (including steel), life sciences, professional services, nuclear, infrastructure and construction, rail supply chain, defence, maritime; supply chains; national security and investment; local growth; better regulation and regulatory reform.|
|The Rt Hon. The Lord Callanan||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change & Corporate Responsibility||EU single market on-going business; EU Structural Funds; Land Registry; Ordnance Survey; international climate change (including International Climate Fund); climate science and innovation; clean heat; smart meters and smart systems; corporate governance; insolvency.|
In October 2016, Archie Norman was appointed as Lead Non Executive Board Member for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
The department has responsibility for:
While some functions of the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, in respect of higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and skills, were transferred to the Department for Education, in a statement May explained:
The Department for Energy and Climate Change and the remaining functions of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have been merged to form a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, bringing together responsibility for business, industrial strategy, and science and innovation with energy and climate change policy. The new department will be responsible for helping to ensure that the economy grows strongly in all parts of the country, based on a robust industrial strategy. It will ensure that the UK has energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; and it will make the most of the economic opportunities of new technologies, and support the UK’s global competitiveness more effectively.
Some responsibilities extend to England alone due to devolution, while others are reserved or excepted matters that therefore apply to the other countries of the United Kingdom as well.
Reserved and excepted matters are outlined below.
The Economy Directorate of the Scottish Government handles devolved economic policy.
The department's main counterpart is:
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