BIS is supported by a wide range of partner organisations in delivering its strategic priorities. Our partners provide services, information and advice to the Department and directly to a wide range of people and organisations. We have nine executive agencies: Companies House, The Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office, the Land Registry, the Met Office, the National Measurement Office, Ordnance Survey the Skills Funding Agency and the UK Space Agency. Read about how we make public appointments. See also the BIS Public Bodies Directory 2010
CAC is an independent body adjudicating on applications relating to the recognition and de recognition of trade unions.
The CAT is a specialist judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, economics, business and accountancy. Under UK law, the function of the CAT is to hear and decide appeals and other applications or claims involving competition or economic regulatory issues.
The Copyright Tribunal is an independent body established under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. The main function of the Tribunal is to settle various types of disputes, where the parties cannot agree between themselves, mainly in the field of collective copyright licensing.
The IPT deals with cases referred by the Secretary of State at the request of individuals in respect of a refusal to grant or intention to withdraw authorisation to act as an insolvency practitioner under the Insolvency Act 1986.
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