Cabinet Makers

Purely on account of how MPs voted, it is no surprise that Theresa May’s new cabinet is predominantly comprised of Remainers. Sajid Javid now takes the reigns of the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG). It remains to be seen whether he will follow his predecessor’s devolution focused agenda. Local authorities will, in particular, be concerned to see business rates retention remain on the table. Although widely perceived as a demotion, Javid may yet find himself in charge of large budgets previously held by the EU to ensure regional redistribution of wealth.