New Prime Minister Liz Truss will “strain every sinew” to get the economy growing, her deputy said.
The new-look Cabinet was meeting on Wednesday morning to consider a plan to freeze energy bills in order to save households and businesses from financial ruin.
Deputy Prime Minister Therese Coffey said Ms Truss recognised the need to “hit the ground running”, with the energy plan expected to be announced in Parliament this week.
Ms Coffey defended the make-up of the top team following the cull of senior ministers loyal to former leadership contender Rishi Sunak, insisting it is “a government of all the talents that we have in this party”.
“Liz has appointed a Cabinet of a mixture of whether it’s people of her proactive supporters, people who did not support her as well,” Ms Coffey, who is also the Health Secretary, said.
A series of photos were sent out from the official UK Prime Minister Twitter account, but the social media announcement became quickly corrupted.
People started appointing people from Joe Lycett to Mr Blobby into made-up positions to comical effect.
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