Industry reacts to UK Government department shake-up

On Tuesday (February 7) UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak announced a restructuring of Government Departments, seeing the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), split up into separate entities.

The new departments come in the form of Energy Security and Net Zero; Science, Innovation, and Technology; Business and Trade; and Culture, Media, and Sport.

Former BEIS Secretary, Grant Shapps now assumes the role of Secretary for Energy Security and Net Zero under the reshuffle, heading up the task of “securing long-term energy supply, bringing down energy bills and halving inflation,” the Government has said.

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