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BIS is playing its part in the savings made across Government. Find out what we're doing.

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David Willetts

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts outlines the importance of science in rebalancing the UK economy.

Wallace and Gromit with Elliot Cooke

The winners of a national competition to encourage young people’s interest in innovation have been named.

Paper files

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called on the public to suggest which regulations should be cut to make it simpler to run a business.


Intellectual Property Office

The IPO is responsible for intellectual property rights in the UK, including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

As an executive agency of BIS, the IPO oversees the role of IP rights in supporting and rewarding innovation.
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BIS's contribution to Government savings

BIS has announced a package of £836 million worth of efficiency savings and in year savings to its spending.

They are part of the wider £6 billion in savings across Government. Read more

Vince Cable

Ministerial team

Vince Cable is the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

He leads a team of six Ministers, including one Minister in the House of Lords and a Minister jointly shared with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.