SHADOW Chancellor Rachel Reeves is married to Nicholas Joicey, a senior civil servant who has worked in Whitehall for decades.
But who is he and does he share any children with Rachel Reeves? From the couple’s careers to their married life – here’s everything you need to know.
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Who is Nicholas Joicey and what is his salary?
In July 2023, Joicey was appointed Defra group Chief Operating Officer and Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
For this role, he earns £110,000, according to government records.
He began his career in the civil service after first starting out as a journalist at The Observer newspaper.
He then made the move to work as a private secretary and speech writer to the then-chancellor Gordon Brown, before working as director of the International Department at HM Treasury.
As Director for International Finance at the Treasury, he led the Treasury’s European teams and was seconded to Washington DC at the UK delegation to the IMF.
Joicey then joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in January 2014 as Director General for Strategy, International and Biosecurity.
He was also Head of the Policy Profession in Defra, and a member of the Department’s Supervisory Board.
Joicey has also held the title of Director General, Finance at the Department for Work and Pensions from July 2018 to September 2022.
Prior to his current role he had been Director General, Economic and Domestic Secretariat at the Cabinet Office from September 2022 to July 2023.
Do Nicholas and Rachel have any children?
Rachel Reeves and Nicholas share two children.
Reeves announced her first pregnancy on September 20, 2012, and gave birth to a daughter.
The couple later welcomed their second child – a son born in 2015.
Who is Rachel Reeves?
Rachel Reeves, born February 13, 1979, in London, is a British politician and former economist.
She is currently the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, having been appointed to the position in May 2021 by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
The politician replaced Anneliese Dodds, who held the position during the first twelve months of Keir Starmer’s opposition leadership.
She studied at the London School of Economics and at New College, Oxford.
She graduated as an MSc in Economics from the LSE and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at New College achieving a 2.1.
Before entering Parliament, Reeves worked as an economist for the Bank of England and British Embassy in Washington D.C between 2000 and 2006.
She then moved to Leeds in 2006 to work for the retail arm of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS).
During her career, Reeves was also reportedly offered a job by the investment bank, Goldman Sachs.
However, claims suggested that she turned the job down despite it having the potential to make her “a lot richer”.
Throughout her political career she has also previously served as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
In June 2023, it was announced that Reeves was elected as an Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford.