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UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Scientist with microscope

David Willetts sets out an ambition to make Britain the best place in the world to do science.


A new national programme to help manufacturing businesses to grow has officially launched.

Structural reform for UK Banking

Government publishes its response to the report by the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB).

Business Link: information, support, compliance

Directgov Directgov has information and advice for citizens on employment, tax and benefits, student finance and more.

Illustration of a high street by Dermot Flynn

Mary Portas: High Street Review

Mary Portas publishes her review of the future of our high streets, with ambitious recommendations to help high streets deliver something new.

Growth plan

Going for growth

Growth is the Government’s top priority and every part of Government is focused on it. Find out more about what we're doing to create the best conditions for private sector growth and give us your views.

Man with his head in his hands sitting behind a pile of paperwork

Red tape challenge

Government gives you the chance to rip up some of the 21,000 rules and regulations that are getting in your way.

UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets

London 2012 - contributor to the Olympic and Paralympic GamesFind out how BIS is contributing to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Intellectual Property Office Find out how the IPO can help you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention.