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Rishi Snak is reportedly preparing to enact mini-reforms and whitehall reforms to strengthen the ranks of the Tories after a series of bruising scandals.
More than a week after Nadim Zahawi was forced to resign for violating ministerial regulations related to tax matters, he was due to be replaced as Conservative Party chairman. I took the opportunity to change the way government works, while restructuring the top team after a difficult 100-day tenure.
The change could be announced on Tuesday.
Downing Street sources told multiple news outlets that the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy could be split up, with Sunak previously referring to the sector’s growing national interest amid the energy crisis. To reflect, it was considering plans to revive a dedicated department for energy and climate change.
Greg Hands, Commons leader Penny Mordaunt and current business secretary Grant Shaps are rumored to have the Conservative chairman post, but the move leaves several other vacancies and prospects for change. may be born.
Tory hardliner Kemi Badenok’s current role as secretary of international trade has been suggested to be merged into a streamlined business unit, and she could be asked to move to another role. is rising.
The changes will likely also extend to the mandates of the digital, media, culture and sports departments, with Sunak hoping to open up another “future-focused” department focused on science and digital. is.
Questions also remain about the fate of Attorney General and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, and his survival is already up in the air amid an investigation into allegations that he bullied public officials. he denies wrongdoing.
source told Telegraph Raab doesn’t expect to be moved, Times Mr. Sunak is reportedly expected to remain in his post as he has pledged to stand by his side until the investigation is completed. Probably not for weeks.
A ministerial meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning has been postponed to make way for reforms.
source told Sun: “The focus is on improving the functioning of government, but in reality senior ministers are looking over their shoulders, leaving big questions about Raab’s future.”
Labor MP Darren Jones, chairman of the Commons’ Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said the creation of an energy and climate change sector and trade and business integration were both “sensible” changes. He tweeted, adding that energy is a “huge and important issue.” It should be positioned alongside “responsibility to net zero”.
He added: “It would be strange to do it on the eve of an election. How will officials have time to come out before[local elections in May]?”
Downing Street did not immediately comment on the report.