New Government Departments

A few updates to the book ‘Your Right to Know’ in light of changes introduced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown:

The Department for Children, Schools and Families takes over all pre-19 education responsibility from the Dept for Education and Skills. It is responsible for all aspects of policy affecting children and young people.
FOI webpage

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills takes over the functions of the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) along with the further and higher education and skills previously part of the Dept for Education and Skills. Also manages policy on science and innovation.

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform takes over DTI responsibilties for productivity, business relations, energy, competition and consumers, with the Better Regulation Executive, previously part of the Cabinet Office.
FOI webpage

Leave a Reply