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Important Announcement: Changes affecting the sector under Brown - Tuesday 3 July 2007

Following the cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the new prime minister taking office, a number of changes have occurred which have significance for the third sector.

Ed Miliband retains overall responsibility for the sector as Minister for the Cabinet Office, whilst the new Minister for the Third Sector is Phil Hope MP.

In addition to personnel changes, there have been a number of departmental changes with a possible impact upon the sector. The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has now been replaced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The Department for Trade and Industry has become the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. An additional department has also been created called the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

We will have more information on how these changes affect funding streams and grants as soon as the information become available.