Government sneaks out mini-reshuffle at 1700 on Friday:
“The COP26 President will be based in the Cabinet Office and has been appointed as a Minister. He will report directly to the Prime Minister. He will not be part of the wider Cabinet Office Ministerial team, headed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP), whose responsibilities remain unchanged.
The COP26 President will continue to be supported by others, including High Level Champion Nigel Topping, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion Andrew Griffith, and Mark Carney, the PM’s Advisor on COP26 Finance.”
No. 10 clarifies to Guido that Sharma can continue attending Cabinet, though he is now a Minister of State rather than a Secretary of State…