Treasury confirms ministerial team

The Treasury has confirmed details of its ministerial team, with two new appointments as exchequer secretary and financial secretary joining the existing team, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s government reshuffle earlier in the week

There is no change at the top, with Philip Hammond retaining his post as Chancellor, Liz Truss remaining chief secretary and Mel Stride continuing his role as financial secretary.

In the junior ministerial positions, Robert Jenrick is now exchequer secretary, replacing Andrew Jones. His responsibilities include UK growth and productivity, infrastructure, charities and indirect taxes.

A solicitor by background, Jenrick was previously the Parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, and has also been an aide to Liz Truss and Michael Gove.  Prior to entering Parliament in 2014, he held a range of senior commercial management roles at the leading art business, Christie’s.

John Glen is now economic secretary, with responsibility for banking and financial services regulation and reform, City competitiveness, and financial crime. He replaces Stephen Barclay.

Glen entered Parliament in 2010 and is a former PPS to Philip Hammond, and also worked for Eric Pickles and Sajid Javid.

Commenting on the new ministerial team, Hammond said: ‘Ensuring we have an economy fit for the future is vital to families up and down the country, so I’m delighted to be leading a team of ministers committed to creating a prosperous and inclusive economy where talent and hard work are rewarded and where everybody has the opportunity to shine.

‘I’d like to welcome Robert and John, and welcome back Liz and Mel. Together we will work tirelessly to deliver a truly global Britain.’

Report by Pat Sweet

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