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
The IDAB advises Ministers on applications from companies who are proposing to undertake capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and have applied for financial assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme.
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.
The INSS administers the insolvency regime in England and Wales, including individual and corporate insolvencies, director disqualifications and bankruptcy restrictions, regulating the insolvency profession, paying statutory redundancy to employees of insolvent companies, conducting investigations in the public interest, providing practical information on insolvency procedures and managing director disqualifications and redundancy payments in Scotland.
IPO is responsible for Intellectual Property rights in the UK, including Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright.
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