Michael Gove was tasked with solving the UK housing crisis and overseeing planning reforms after being transferred by Boris Johnson from the Cabinet Office during the reshuffle.
As the new Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and local government, his brief includes deciding where and how new housing should be approved - aMajor overhaul announced by his predecessor, Robert Jenrick, which sparked anger in Tory counties and backbenchers.
Gove will retain responsibility for the union and the elections, as well as a new responsibility for the upgrade. However, he will be seen as a sideways shift from his role as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to the Cabinet Office.
In his new role, Gove will have to shape a new strategy for meet the government 's 300,000 housing per year target after the government signaled a withdrawal from major planning liberalization.
He recently objected to housing developments in its own circumion. In 2019, he said he was "deeply concerned" about plans to build a 1,500-house garden village at the Fairoaks airport site, andOctober 2020, he spoke at a planning appeal hearing against a project in Bagshot for 44 homes on one site. zoned for housing by the conservative council.
Almost half of the units were supposed to be affordable, but Gove reportedly complained to the planning survey during 'a video call and wrote to the department he now heads to say it "would change the character of the village for the worse".
Inspection Planning, an executive agency of the MHCLG, has given the project the green light anyway.
On the first day of his job Thursday, Gove will witness the event. impact of the unresolved post-Grenfell building safety crisis, as hundreds of tenants faces bills of up to £ 200,000 each at Westminster.
They hope to inspire a conservative rebellion against the building safety bill, which the government is due to pass through parliament in the coming months. They want to force an amendment to protect them from costs MPs have estimated at £ 15bn, £ 10bn more than Rishi Sunak's treasury forecast.
He will also oversee local governments that face continued pressures on their budgets.
Gove walks away from the Cabinet Office to a lo Our rank within the cabinet may also reflect Johnson's lingering lack of trust in his former Vote Leave colleague.
The two fell out in 2016 after the referendum on Brexit, when Gove sabotaged the leadership offer by withdrawing from his team and launching his own campaign.
He returned to the cabinet in 2017, but never held a coveted state post.
Gove recently appeared dancing happily in an Aberdeen nightclub , after allegedly trying to avoid a £ 5 entrance fee by claiming he was the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Also the subject of claims in The Independent this week that he made sexual comments, joked about pedophilia in the highest levels of government and used a racist slur in a series of remarks while 'he was in his twenties.
Gove, who joined the cabinet alongside David Cameron in 2010, previously held the education, environment and justice portfolios , as well as a short period as Chief Whip.