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UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | BIS

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The Government has launched a new skills consultation to ensure UK businesses are equipped to take advantage of low carbon opportunities.

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Around 400,000 customers have taken advantage of the £2000 grant to scrap an old car in exchange for a new one.

Diamond Light Source

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has announced the investment of £100m in the Diamond Light Source at Harwell to make it a world-leading research hub.

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Investing for growth

BIS is taking a pro-business pro-enterprise approach to driving UK growth. Learn more about our plans to expand new markets, work smarter, equip workers with the high-level skills and play to our national strengths to win more business.

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Employment rights

If you're a working father you may be eligible for paid paternity leave and flexible working.

Directgov has information about employment rights for fathers, as well as information for the 10 million parents and carers eligible for flexible working.

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New UK Space Agency

The new UK Space Agency brings together coordination for all of the UK’s civil space activities under a single management.

The agency’s remit is to support the UK’s space scientists and space industry, worth more than £6 billion.

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Business Link Save time and money with Business Link's clear, simple and trustworthy advice to help you meet regulations and boost your performance.

Skills Funding Agency The Skills Funding Agency regulates adult FE and skills in England, ensuring people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed.

Directgov You can now apply online for student finance via Directgov. See also frequently asked questions on deadlines, tracking your application and more.