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, which was created by Theresa May on 14 July 2016 following her appointment as Prime Minister, through a merger between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
BEIS brought together responsibility for business, industrial strategy, and science and innovation with energy and climate change policy, merging the functions of the former BIS and DECC.
The Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are as follows:
|The Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom 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. Kwasi Kwarteng 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.|
|Chris Skidmore MP||Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (jointly with DfE)||Science and research; innovation; intellectual property; space; agri-tech; technology.|
|Kelly Tolhurst MP||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility||Small business and enterprise (including access to finance); consumer and competition (including competition law); labour markets; corporate governance; insolvency; postal affairs; retail sector.|
|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. Lord Duncan||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change||Lords lead on all BEIS issues; EU single market on-going business; EU Structural Funds; Land Registry; Ordinance Survey; international climate change (including International Climate Fund); climate science and innovation; clean heat; smart meters and smart systems; BEIS Devolution Champion.|
The department is responsible for government policy in the following areas:
The department's main counterpart is: