Following the confirmation of Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister, there has been a significant reshuffle of the cabinet. You will no doubt have seen the media coverage of the key appointments across the cabinet. Most relevant to our sectors are:
Justine Greening has been appointed as Education Secretary, following the departure of Nicky Morgan. Under Ms Greening, The Department for Education (DfE) will take over responsibility for FE, skills (including apprenticeships) and higher education. Until now, the further and higher education sectors have been under the remit of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Nick Boles, Skills Minister has resigned and we await clarification of who will fill this role.
Greg Clarke has been appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.