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Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Cranbrook
Incumbent
cranbrook_aspie
since 15 June 2017
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Business Secretary
Inaugural holder Syntax
Number of Business Secretaries 19

The Business Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The office is a cabinet-level position. The current Business Secretary is cranbrook_aspie, who was appointed by former Prime Minister RayApparently on 15 June 2017.

The Business Secretary has no set responsibilities as different Governments give the role different priorities. However, the Business Secretary is usually responsible for business regulation, company law, consumer affairs, export licensing, insolvency, science, trade and training.

The Business Secretary often works closely with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Education due to the overlap between their respective roles.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Business Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Business Secretary Released Result
Statement of Intent cranbrook_aspie April 2016 Failed
Statement of Intent Lime-man June 2016 Passed without vote

List of Business Secretaries

Syntax was appointed as the first Business Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Party following the second general election and since him, there have been 18 other Business Secretaries:

Business Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
Syntax Liberal December 2005 May 2006
psychic_satori Conservative June 2006 November 2006
Roger Kirk Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills Labour December 2007 March 2008
sohanshah Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills Labour March 2008 May 2008
Musty_Elbow Secretary of State for Business and Innovation Conservative May 2010 October 2010
chiggy321 Secretary of State for Business Affairs Conservative November 2010 March 2011
spidergareth Secretary of State for Business and Innovation Centre April 2011 October 2011
Mr.Messy Labour October 2011 March 2012
Tactical Nuclear Penguin Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Work UKIP April 2013 August 2013
EsomR Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Work Conservative September 2013 March 2014
PhysicsKid Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Work Green April 2014 October 2014
Green_Pink Liberal October 2014 February 2015
PetrosAC Liberal February 2015 August 2015
United1892 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (October 2015 - November 2015)

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Lifelong Learning (November 2016 - December 2016)

Labour October 2015 December 2015
cranbrook_aspie Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Lifelong Learning Labour December 2015 April 2016
PetrosAC Liberal April 2016 May 2016
The Financier Conservative May 2016 June 2016
Lime-man Conservative June 2016 August 2016
cBay Socialist November 2016 December 2016
Aph Socialist December 2016 May 2017
cranbrook_aspie Secretary of State for the Economy, Trade and Industry (August 2017 - present) Socialist June 2017 Incumbent

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