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This site lists Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) publications that are currently available to the public, including UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) publications. It also lists many Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) publications relating to energy.

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Front cover image of publication URN 10/767

Science for careers: report of the science and society expert group

URN: 10/767

Action plan from the science for careers group. Provides recommendations on how to motivate people to consider careers in and from science. These aim to ensure that the UK economy has a workforce with the science skills that it needs, through smarter and better aligned communications and messages, and providing information, advice and guidance on science careers. Published 3 March 2010.

Front cover image of publication URN 10/31

The 2009 R&D scoreboard: the top 1,000 UK and 1,000 global companies by R&D investment. Commentary and analysis

URN: 10/31

Analysis of the top 1,000 UK and top 1,000 global research and development (R&D) performing companies, to enable comparison of R&D investment by sector. See 10/215 for the data tables. Published 1 March 2010.

Front cover image of publication URN 10/631

Land use futures: making the most of land in the 21st century. Final project report

URN: 10/631

Report of a Foresight project that takes a broad and overarching look at the future of UK land use over the next 50 years. It aims to support Government and other policy makers in ensuring the UK’s land use patterns and practices are fit for the future. Executive summary also available separately (URN 10/634) and the full report with other project documents are available as a CD ROM (10/637CD). See also systems maps (10/632). Published 26 February 2010.