SALISBURY MP John Glen has been named paymaster general in Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle.
Conservative Mr Glen was formerly the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, but was replaced by Laura Trott in the rejig of ministers today.
Historically, the Paymaster General’s Office was a department of the Treasury, acting as the banker for most government departments, responsible for paying civil servants.
As well as that role, Mr Glen is also Minister for the Cabinet Office.
The move came after speculation Mr Glen – a long-time ally of the Prime Minister – could be set to move to the Foreign Office, although that role was handed to former PM, David Cameron, in a shock move. Mr Glen had also been tiipped for a role in defence.
However, his departure from the Treasury comes just a week or so from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement.