Government appoints new Business Secretary


Downing Street has today confirmed the appointment of Kwasi Kwarteng as Business Secretary with immediate effect. The MP for Spelthorne, Surrey replaces Alok Sharma who is now focusing full time as president of the UN COP26 climate conference planned to take place in Glasgow in November.

Kwasi Kwarteng

Former international development secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan joins Kwarteng at the BEIS taking responsibility for climate and energy policy.  Kwarteng was previously Under-Secretary of State at the department for Exiting the European Union.

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