Nick Boles has been promoted to Minister of State for Skills, Enterprise and Equalities in today’s cabinet reshuffle.
Mr Boles was previously Minister for Planning and Development, but a tweet from David Cameron’s account has announced: “Nick Boles is Minister of State for the Business and Education depts. Part of his brief will be equal marriage implementation. #Reshuffle.”
The Grantham and Stamford MP’s new role is shared jointly between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, with responsibilities including adult skills, apprenticeships and business support.
In a statement Mr Boles said: “I am very excited to have a new challenge. I am determined to make sure that everybody can acquire the skills to be able to benefit from the economic recovery.”