Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly poised to reshuffle his Cabinet as early as today.

At yesterday evening’s Covid briefing the PM refused to answer a question on whether he would rule out an imminent reshuffle.

A Government source has now confirmed to The Telegraph that the highly speculated shake-up will take place.

It has however been suggested that it would be unusual to announce a reshuffle today, as the PM is expected to embark upon his scheduled four-day trip to the United Nations general assembly in New York.

However, rumours regarding a reshuffle have been building for months given that the last significant reshuffle occured in February 2020, prior to the first Covid lockdown the following month.

It is also possible that the process may be extended due to the frustration of the PM’s ambitions, such as in January 2018 when Theresa May had planned an ambitious shake-up of her Government, but Jeremy Hunt reportedly refused to move from Health, and Justine Greening quit after refusing to move from Education

There is ongoing speculation regarding a number of key ministers positions, including Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and the Home Secretary Priti Patel.