A cabinet reshuffle will take place this afternoon, Downing Street has confirmed.
Amid intense speculation about which ministers will be losing their jobs, Number 10 says the changes will help the country 'build back better.'
Boris Johnson has been reluctant to rotate his top team since becoming PM in 2019 and a shake-up has long been expected.
It is understood he's due to make a number of new appointments in the coming hours.
'The PM will today conduct a reshuffle to put in place a strong and united team to build back better from the pandemic,' A No 10 source said.
'Yesterday, the PM set out his plan for managing Covid during the autumn and winter.
'But the Government must also redouble our efforts to deliver on the people's priorities.
'The PM will be appointing ministers this afternoon with a focus on uniting and levelling up the whole country.'
The news was announced as Mr Johnson appeared in the Commons for the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions.
His presence in parliament could allow him to sack ministers in his private office, away from the cameras in Downing Street.
The scale of the reshuffle remains unclear, but it could be extensive – with senior ministers likely to lose their jobs or be moved on.
In the last few weeks, the rumour mill has focused on the futures of under-fire ministers including Dominic Raab, Priti Patel and Gavin Williamson.
Mr Raab was criticised for being on holiday as the Taliban seized control in Afghanistan, potentially delaying efforts to evacuate thousands of British citizens and interpreters who helped western forces in the country.
Ms Patel's job is apparently on the line as she's seen to have made little progress in stopping thousands of migrants getting into Britain via small boats in the English Channel.
But she was present on the front bench as Boris Johnson took part in PMQs, while Mr Raab was absent.
Mr Williamson was also not in the Commons and sources at his Education Department told HuffPost he has already given a leaving speech.
The minister has presided over a series of blunders including the handling of A-Level and GCSE exams amidst the Covid pandemic.
He most recently embarrassingly confused the footballer Marcus Rashford with rugby player Maro Itoje.
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