Sunak Reshuffle Focuses on Net Zero and Innovation
THE PRIME MINISTER, Rishi Sunak has announced a reshuffle of government ministers, as well as the introduction of four new government departments.
The new ministerial appointments are:
Grant Shapps – Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
Kemi Badenoch – Secretary of State for Business and Trade
Lucy Frazer – Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport
Michelle Donelan – Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology
Greg Hands – Conservative Party Chairman
In addition, Rishi Sunak has formed four new government departments, that he says, ‘will ensure the right skills and teams are focused on the Prime Minister’s five promises: to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists, and stop the boats.”
The new Departments are as follows:
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology
Department for Business and Trade
Department for Culture, Media, and Sport
Richard Beresford, Chief Executive of the National Federation of Builders
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), said: “It’s good to see the Government recognise our and industry’s calls for net zero and energy to have their own departments. We hope they can work alongside the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to enable strategic outcomes.
“However, after several productive meetings with Lucy Frazer MP during her time as housing minister, her promotion restarts a period of ministerial education about the housing and planning system.
“We look forward to working with whoever gets this vital role, but it may be time to create a specific department for housing, construction, and planning because six housing ministers in a calendar year and watered down planning reforms suggests the Government isn’t taking the housing crisis seriously enough.”
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