Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, also referred to as the business secretary, is a secretary of state in the Government of the United Kingdom, with overall responsibility for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.[1] The incumbent is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, tenth in the ministerial ranking.[2]

Secretary of State
for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Incumbent
Kwasi Kwarteng

since 8 January 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
StyleBusiness Secretary
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(UK and the Commonwealth)
StatusSecretary of state
Minister of the Crown
Member ofCabinet
Privy Council
National Security Council
Reports toThe Prime Minister
SeatWestminster
AppointerThe Crown
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's Pleasure
Formation
  • 20 October 1963:
    Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development
  • 14 July 2016:
    Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
First holderEdward Heath
as Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development
Websitewww.gov.uk

The incumbent is Kwasi Kwarteng, following his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 8 January 2021.