In a major shake up in Whitehall, new Prime Minister Theresa May has created a Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department - and put Greg Clark in charge.
Clark, who was previously the Communities and Local Government Secretary, takes control of the reshaped department from Sajid Javid who has swapped places with Clark and is now Communities Secretary. Here’s what people are saying:
Two thirds of respondents saying DECC / BIS merger is a backwards step. Still time to add to >300 votes so far. https://t.co/q8VX9UV01z— Simon Evans (@DrSimEvans) July 15, 2016
Day 1: May has scrapped Climate Change dept now subsumed in BIS & we have a climate change sceptic as Environment Minister. How depressing— Sarah Sackman (@sarahsackman) July 15, 2016
In the years I've been a business journalist we've had DTI, DPEI (for a week!), BERR, BIS and now, BEIS #CabinetReshuffle— Dan Martin (@Dan_Martin) July 14, 2016
Does @andrealeadsom get the CC (climate change) bit of DECC? Energy goes to BIS. So who gets Climate Change? DEFRA?— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 14, 2016
With Sajid Javid out of BIS, that presumably means he also loses role chairing the inter-ministerial Brexit group set up just two weeks ago.— Mark Kleinman (@MarkKleinmanSky) July 14, 2016
BREAK: so, not just new people, new depts as well; those Whitehall sources right, bis + energy merged. @gregclarkmp the new SoS— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) July 14, 2016