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Business law

  • Audit, Accounting and Reporting

    6 Oct 2011

    The regulatory framework on corporate audit, accounting and narrative reporting in the UK.

  • Better Regulation at BIS

    26 Sep 2011

    Cutting red tape and improving our regulation & policies is a key priority for BIS. We aim where appropriate, for a light-touch regulatory environment, with less red tape and burdens on business, while protecting the public, consumers and employees.

  • Business Law

    1 Aug 2011

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is committed to fostering competitive markets in the UK, EU and worldwide. By fighting anti-competitive practices and promoting open markets, we enable companies to compete freely and fairly, giving UK consumers more choice and better value.

  • Company and Partnership law

    23 Sep 2011

    Information on the law governing the establishment and operation of limited companies and partnerships - including Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Includes current policy developments, the implementation and evaluation of the Companies Act 2006 and European company law.

  • Competition Matters

    13 Oct 2011

    Competitive markets provide the best means of ensuring that the economy's resources are put to their best use by encouraging enterprise and efficiency, and widening choice.

  • 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.

  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions

    23 Sep 2011

    One of BIS’s key aims is to deliver free and fair markets with greater competition for businesses, consumers and employees. The Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions team contributes to this aim by taking action to deter fraud.

  • Enterprise Act 2002

    23 Sep 2011

    Powers and provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 Competition and Consumer powers

  • State Aid

    23 Sep 2011

    BIS State Aid Branch has lead responsibility within UK government for co-ordination and development of State Aid policy.

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