Cabinet ministers are reportedly drawing up plans to absorb the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) into a new look infrastructure super ministry. Under the proposal BEIS would be merged with the transport and culture departments to create the new “Ministry of Infrastructure”, The Sun reported last night (2 January). The wide-ranging Whitehall shake-up would also see the Department for International Development subsumed back into the Foreign Office. According to the newspaper, the project is being championed by Treasury chief secretary Liz Truss, who has discussed it with Theresa May’s de facto deputy, cabinet office minister David Lidington.
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