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UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Changes announced to increase the transparency and accountability of public bodies

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Postal Services Bill outlines reforms for Royal Mail and the Post Office


UK to be at the centre of a revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

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The Browne Review - the future of HE funding

Read the recommendations on the future of fees policy and financial support for students in England.



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Learning and careers advice

Next Step provides information and advice to help adults make decisions about learning and work opportunities.

This free service offers help via the new website, telephone hotline or face to face advice.

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Proof your business is the best

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious business awards. They also offer international recognition for your business.

Applications for this year's Awards close on 29 October 2010 so apply online today.

Citizen and business advice

BusinesslinkFor business advice and support services visit Business Link

DirectgovFor information and advice on employment, tax, benefits, student finance and more visit Directgov

Real-time energy consumption

Access information on BIS gas and electricity usage and carbon emissions for yesterday, last month or last year.

View the cross-Government league table, updated daily to show energy consumption of Government headquarters.