Nicky Morgan – secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport
Boris Johnson who became Prime Minister earlier this week has begun making key appointments for his cabinet.
Nicky Morgan has been appointed as the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport. Morgan has been an MP since 2010 and has some experience of charities, having held responsibility for charity tax policy as economic secretary to the Treasury in 2013.
Morgan tweeted that it was a privilege to take on the role.
Yesterday the Office for the Leader of the House of Commons, now Jacob Rees-Mogg, announced that a debate on the future of a Shared Prosperity Fund would take place on 5 September.
Charities have long been urging the government to clarify what is happening about the Shared Prosperity Fund, which is expected to be the replacement for EU Social Funding. This has included support for:
- Research and innovation
- Preserving and protecting the environment
- Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty and discrimination
For a summary and full briefing paper on the Shared Prosperity Fund click here