DECC merged with BIS in departmental overhaul
The government has dissolved DECC and merged the department with BIS to create an expanded department of business, energy and industrial strategy. A DECC spokesperson was reported as saying the new department would retain all of DECC’s responsibilities, including the climate change portfolio. It was also announced on Thursday 14 July that Greg Clark had been appointed as business, energy and industrial strategy secretary. Clark was previously communities and local government secretary between 2015-2016 and was also shadow energy and climate change secretary between 2008-2010. Energy minister Andrea Leadsom has been appointed environment, food and rural affairs secretary. Further junior ministerial appointments are expected today.