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  • Aerospace, marine and defence

    23 Sep 2011

    Working to promote the conditions for success of the UK aerospace, marine and defence industries.

  • Automotive industry

    23 Sep 2011

    The automotive unit uses its unique knowledge of the sector, materials, companies, technologies and the regulatory framework to ensure the UK is best placed to benefit from the challenges of globalisation and help the UK Automotive Industry succeed.

  • Business sectors

    11 Oct 2011

    BIS's business sector units maintain one-to-one relationships with the leading firms in each industrial sector and represent their interests in the development of government policy and regulation.

  • Chemicals industry

    14 Oct 2011

    BIS's chemicals unit works with industry to promote productivity and competitiveness, and represents the interests of the UK chemicals (excluding pharmaceuticals), plastics and rubber processing industries in the development of government policy and regulation.

  • 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.

  • Cyber Security

    10 Oct 2011

    BIS Cyber Security Team aims to enable growth of the UK cyber security sector and to embed good information security practice across the UK business community. We also help to ensure the key sectors and services which are important to the UK’s society, economy and general way of life are resilient to cyber threats.

  • Electronics

    3 Nov 2011

  • 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.

  • IT services

    23 Sep 2011

  • 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.

  • Manufacturing and Materials Unit

    14 Oct 2011

    About the work of the Manufacturing and Materials Unit, including the bi-monthly Hot Issues magazine.

  • Postal services sector

    20 Oct 2011

    BIS is responsible for formulating and implementing policy for the UK postal services sector and also for managing the Government's shareholding in the Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd. Please navigate the site to find out more information.

  • Retail

    23 Sep 2011

    The Retail Unit helps the sector to raise its productivity and improve its competitiveness by facilitating better regulation, incentivising innovation and regional development, and encouraging good practice in areas such as skills, employment, international trade, crime prevention and environmental sustainability.

  • Services: Professional and Business

    23 Sep 2011

    BIS is working with the professional and business services sector, as part of the Government’s Growth Agenda, to establish the priorities for government actions to support its growth, innovation and competitiveness over the next decade.

  • UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    29 Sep 2011

    The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide voluntary principles and standards that the UK government encourages UK businesses to comply with wherever they are trading and operating.

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