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 six executive agencies: Companies House, The Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office, the National Measurement Office, the Skills Funding Agency and the UK Space Agency. Read about how we make public appointments. See also the BIS Public Bodies Directory 2010
OFCOM is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK’s communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services, including management of the civilian wireless radio spectrum.
Update October 2010: The postal services regulator, Postcomm, will be merged into Ofcom.
OFFA was established to ensure that tuition fees do not have a detrimental effect on widening participation and that institutions are explicitly committed to increasing participation amongst under-represented groups.
The OFT is the UK's consumer and competition authority. Its mission is to make markets work well for consumers.
One North East is the Regional Development Agency (RDA) covering North East England. They are one of nine RDAs in England that were established to transform the English regions through sustainable economic development.
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