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Cabinet appointments impacting on employment law

Following the 2015 general election, the Prime Minister's Office has announced details of the new Government’s ministerial appointments. As far as the impact on employment law is concerned, there are two new secretaries of state: Sajid Javid becomes Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Michael Gove becomes Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. Two secretaries of state retain their positions: Iain Duncan Smith MP continues as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Nicky Morgan continues as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. Another new appointment is Priti Patel, who becomes Minister for Employment and who will attend the Cabinet.

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