Nick Boles takes Westminster construction hat


Skills minister Nick Boles has been handed responsibility for construction in the business department, rather than Matthew Hancock

Former planning minister Nick Boles will take the construction portfolio within the business department, rather than Matthew Hancock, the department has confirmed.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) this week added construction to the responsibilities of Nick Boles, who was moved from his role as planning minister in the communities department to a new role straddling the business and education departments as part of David Cameron’s reshuffle last month.

Boles was initially names as skills and equalities minister, with Mathew Hancock handed the construction brief as part of his wider ministerial responsibilities.

But DBIS this week updated Boles’ responsibilities in the business department to include the retail, construction and rail business sectors, as well as skills.


Pictured: Nick Boles
Source: Department for Communities and Local Government/


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