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  • Student finance

    6 hrs ago

    The Government's plans for reforms to higher education and student finance will mean that universities continue to play a key role in promoting social mobility as well as economic growth. The new reforms will offer a more generous package of financial support for students from low income backgrounds to go to university.

  • Vocational qualifications


    Vocational, or work related, qualifications can help people get the skills and qualifications that employers need.

  • Corporate Governance


    Corporate Governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. It deals largely with the relationship between the constituent parts of a company - the directors, the board (and its sub-committees) and the shareholders.

  • Preparing Impact Assessments


    Guidance, tools and templates to help policy-makers across the UK government to prepare Impact Assessments.

  • Environmental and Product Regulation


    The Environmental and Product Regulation Directorate represents UK interests in the development, domestic implementation and administration of European waste, environment and product safety legislation. We ensure business interests are properly considered in all related domestic waste policy areas.

  • Low Carbon Business Opportunities


    The transition to a low carbon world will transform our whole economy. It will change our industrial landscape, the supply chains of our businesses and the way we all live and work. The vast majority of, if not all, economic activity in Britain will have to reduce its carbon impact significantly.

  • Every Business Commits

    4 Nov 2011

    Every Business Commits was launched by the Prime Minister in December 2010. It sets out areas in which Government and business can work together to help build the Big Society.

  • Further education and skills

    3 Nov 2011

    Skills are vital to our economy – they help businesses succeed and enable individuals to realise their potential. That’s why we’re reforming the further education and skills system to better meet the needs of learners and employers. Read more about our strategy for further education and skills below.

  • Construction

    3 Nov 2011

    BIS's construction sector unit works with industry and other stakeholders to deliver a marked improvement in business performance in construction in terms of productivity, profitability and competitiveness.

  • Electronics

    3 Nov 2011

  • Innovation procurement policy

    2 Nov 2011

    BIS is leading the Government's work to develop a public procurement culture that both stimulates innovation in the economy and helps the public sector to meet its future needs at better value for money for the taxpayer.

  • National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

    2 Nov 2011

    NESTA is a unique body with a mission to make the UK more innovative.

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