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Greg Clark named business, energy and industrial minster as Sajid Javid moves to communities post

Greg Clarke has been appointed to the newly-created role of secretary for business, energy and industrial strategy / Greg clarke

Greg Clark has been named by prime minister Theresa May as secretary of state of a newly-created ministry of business, energy and industrial strategy, replacing former business secretary ​Sajid Javid.

Javid still has a place at the table as communities secretary, looking after the department responsible for local government.

Clark was previously at the helm of the communities and local government division, and there are no immediate details on his new remit his title suggests that the department for energy and climate change is being merged with the department for business.

As business secretary, Javid championed an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for entrepreneurship which he promised would “will make sure the voice of entrepreneurs is heard loud and clear in parliament.” In its first year the group will focus on four key policy areas: enterprise education, exporting, tax reform and female founders.

He also pushed forward new measures to help Britain lead the way in developing driverless technology, signing off £30m of funding for research and development (R&D).

Other cabinet appointments announced so far include Karen Bradley as secretary of state for culture, media and sport; Phillip Hammond aschancellor; Boris Johnson as foreign secretary; Damien Green as work and pensions minister and Andrea Leadsom as rural affairs minister.

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