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Partner organisations

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.

BIS has four executive agencies: Companies House, the Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office and the National Measurement Office. It has over 100 other partners responsible for key areas, including the 25 Sector Skills Councils, nine Regional Development Agencies and seven Research Councils. Read about how we make public appointments.

Advisory NDPB

  • Council for Science and Technology

    To advise the Prime Minister and the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales on strategic issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government departments. CST organises its work around five broad themes (research, science and society, education, science and government, and technology innovation) and takes a medium to longer term approach.

  • Low Pay Commission (LPC)

    The Low Pay Commission (LPC) was established as an independent body as a result of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the Government about the National Minimum Wage.

  • Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP)

    The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy (SABIP) is an independent, Non-Departmental Public Body with the Intellectual Property Office as its sponsoring agency. Its mission is to provide strategic, independent and evidence-based advice to Government on intellectual property policy, covering all types of intellectual property rights.

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Advisory Board

    An independent non-governmental public body on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. Consists of individuals from various industry sectors and provides independent advice for the development of the WEEE system.

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