FT: UK Government Abolishes Department Of Energy & Climate Change

  • Date: 14/07/16
  • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change department is to be merged with the business department, according to people who have been briefed on the plans.

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The business department has lost responsibility for trade, which is to become a separate department under the leadership of Liam Fox, writes Kiran Stacey.

But officials say it will now gain control over energy and climate policy, which has been a separate entity since 2008.

The move is likely to disappoint green campaigners, who have welcomed having a champion for clean energy policy at the heart of government.

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