Responsibilities and roles have been confirmed for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

  • Strategic oversight of the Department’s business
  • Cross-cutting responsibility for Levelling Up.

Minister for Intergovernmental Relations

  • As Minister for Intergovernmental Relations, the role holder leads coordination with the devolved administrations on the Prime Minister’s behalf, working closely with the Territorial Offices, to make sure that across government work is being done on behalf of the entire United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Kemi Badenoch MP – Minister of State (Minister for Levelling Up Communities) and Minister of State (Minister for Equalities)

Minister of State (Minister for Levelling Up Communities)

  • Elections policy (including leading on the Bill in the Commons)
  • Local government policy, finance and improvement in England
  • Supporting Families programme
  • Integrated communities (including Faith engagement, English Language)
  • Holocaust Memorial

The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP – Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

  • Home ownership programmes (Help to Buy, Right to Buy etc)
  • Housing strategy
  • Housing delivery (including Regenerate UK and Ox-Cam)
  • Homes England stewardship
  • Affordable Housing Programme
  • Planning reform (including Planning Bill & Project Speed)
  • Design and Building Better
  • Homebuying and selling process
  • Planning casework (Leading on the Building Safety Bill in the Commons)

Lord Stephen Greenhalgh – Minister of State (Minister for Building Safety and Fire)

  • Building safety programme
  • Grenfell recovery and rehousing
  • Grenfell public inquiry
  • Tackling leasehold and freehold abuses
  • Local resilience and emergencies (including winter preparedness (Transition, Covid, HGVs))
  • Planning casework
  • Lords Minister for the department’s work


Eddie Hughes MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing)

  • Homelessness and rough sleeping
  • Supported housing (including domestic abuse)
  • Social housing white paper implementation and regulation
  • Private rented sector
  • New Homes Ombudsman and redress
  • Climate change and Net Zero
  • Energy efficiency (building regulations)
  • Departmental statutory instruments minister
  • Planning casework
  • Corporate matters

Neil O’Brien MP – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Levelling Up, The Union and Constitution)

  • The Union and Constitution, and local government engagement in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • UK Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Levelling up white paper
  • Delivery of freeports, and oversight of funds in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • County deals – devolution
  • Mayoral combined authorities / pan-regional growth bodies
  • High streets, towns, commercial property and community assets in England


Minister for Afghan Resettlement

  • The minister works to ensure Afghans arriving in the UK receive the vital support they need to rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integration into their local communities.

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