Government reshuffle

January 10, 2018

On 8 January 2018 the Prime Minister announced a re-shuffle of the Cabinet and junior Ministers. Here is an overview of the main changes.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (previously DCLG)

Sajid Javid remains the Secretary of State and the new Ministers include:

  • Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness (her responsibilities include homelessness & rough sleeping, PRS, supported housing and domestic abuse and refuges)
  • Dominic Raab MP, Minister of State for Housing (his responsibilities include supporting the Housing Secretary on housing supply policy and delivery, home ownership policy, planning policy, social housing green paper).
  • Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government (his responsibilities include local government policy & finances, adult social care and Troubled Families).

Department of Health and Social Care (previously Department of Health)

Jeremy Hunt remains as the Secretary of State, Jackie Doyle-Price MP remains Minister of State for Care and Mental Health and Steve Brine MP remains as Minister for Public Health and Primary Care. The new Ministers include:

  • Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care (her responsibilities include: adult social care, hospital care quality and patient safety, community and health services and health and social care integration).

Department for Work and Pensions

Esther McVey MP is the new Secretary of State at DWP. The following are also new Ministers in the DWP:

  • Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment (his responsibilities include Universal Credit and Employment Strategy).
  • Sarah Newton MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work (her responsibilities include cross-government disability issues, work and health strategy, disability employment, PIP/ESA, etc.)
  • Kit Malthouse MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance (his responsibilities include financial support for housing & supported accommodation)

Ministry of Justice

David Gauke MP is the new Secretary of State at the MOJ and the following are new Ministers:

  • Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State (for prisons and probation) (his responsibilities include: prison, probation services, sentencing and public protections)
  • Lucy Frazer MP, Minister of State (her responsibilities include: court services and reform, legal aid, administrative justice and tribunals, criminal justice and family justice)

Home Office

Amber Rudd MP remains as the Home Secretary (and Minister for Women and Equalities) and the new Ministers include:

  • Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration (will also attend Cabinet) (her responsibilities include: immigration and border policy, foreign national offenders, implementation of the Immigration act 2016 and Border Force)
  • Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service (his responsibilities include police resourcing, reform and workforce, IPCC, and Policing & Crime Bill)
  • Victoria Atkins MO, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability/ Minister for Women (her responsibilities include: drugs, alcohol, crime prevention, anti-social behaviour, gangs, youth crime and youth violence, mental health, modern slavery, violence against women and girls, missing people, sexual violence and prostitution, domestic violence. In addition, as Minister for Women she has overall responsibility for policy on gender equality.