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BIS becomes BIES under Theresa May's New Government

More Energy at BIS?


From July 2015, with the addition of Energy, BIS became BIES.

The newly constituted department now has responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. BIES, is thus a ministerial department, supported by 47 agencies and public bodies.              


Greg Clark

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for BIES which brings together  business, industrial strategy, science, innovation and energy. 

Nick Hurd

Nick Hurd MP

Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry

The minister is responsible for: climate change, carbon budgets, international climate change, including International Climate Fund, climate science and innovation, green economy, including the Green Investment Bank, industry and enterprise, advanced manufacturing, materials, and automotive


Jo Johnson MP

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation 

The minister is responsible for: universities and higher education reform (including the Higher Education Bill and teaching excellence framework and quality), higher education student finance (including the Student Loans Company), widening participation and social mobility, all education exports (including international students, international research), science and research, life sciences, agri-tech industrial strategy, space, and innovation


Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG

Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property

The minister is responsible for: energy (with the Minister for Industry and Energy), nuclear, oil and gas, including shale gas, low carbon generation, security of supply, electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks, energy efficiency and heat, including fuel poverty, smart meters and smart systems, international energy, energy security, including resilience and emergency planning, intellectual property, EU single market, and is the Lords lead on all BEIS issues


Margot James MP

Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility

supports the Minister for Climate Change and Industry. Responsibilities include: small business (including the Small Business Commissioner, Groceries Code Adjudicator, Pubs Code Adjudicator), enterprise and British Business Bank, retail sector, consumer and competition (including energy retail markets, competition law and Companies House), deregulation and regulatory reform, labour markets including trade union and employment law, corporate governance, local growth, Insolvency service, Land Registry, Ordnance Survey, postal affairs, Royal Mail, EU structural funds, and the national minimum wage.


Jesse Norman MP

Under Secretary of State, Minister for Industry and Energy

supports the work of the Minister for Climate Change and Industry and the Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property. Responsibilities include: industrial policy (supporting the Minister for Climate Change and Industry), technology, infrastructure/construction, aerospace, professional service, rail supply chain, energy policy (supporting the Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property), nuclear, oil and gas, including shale gas.

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