Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle
Date: 11 January 2018
This week Theresa May carried out a reshuffle of her cabinet and Junior Ministers. Jeremy Hunt now expands his portfolio to include Health and Social Care. We are currently awaiting confirmation on which Junior Ministers will be taking on children’s Social Care, and how this will fare under a new joined up department.
The agenda was also led by the other headline of the day, Justine Greening’s resignation. In Justine’s place we have a new Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP.
An appointment from the Department for Work and Pensions, Damian has written in the past on Social Mobility, which has been a key driver of Theresa May’s policy agenda. Damian’s writing has focused on the importance of the Early Years Foundation Stage, entitlement to free childcare, and the E-Bacc as drivers of pupil excellence and social mobility.
Alongside Hinds’ appointment is the removal of Children and Families Minister, Robert Goodwill. Among his roles was the oversight of the Opportunity Areas – a key policy of Greening’s. His replacement is former Apprenticeship Advisor to David Cameron, Nadhim Zahawi.