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Business sectors

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.

Business people around a table

The Department's remit covers a wide range of business sectors, which are represented in the various subsections you can see in the navigation menu. You'll find information on:

  • government policy
  • how BIS manages relationships with industry
  • sector-specific schemes and initiatives
  • sector contacts
  • business support
  • regulatory guidance

Practical guidance

Business Link for key regulations and practical guidance
DirectGov for citizen-facing guidance

Information and communications technology (ICT)

Responsibility for a number of ICT subsectors hitherto represented here has moved to the department for Culture, Media and Sport:


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BIS Outreach programme

A new initiative from BIS whereby civil servants will undertake short placements in your organisation.

The programme aims to strengthen relationships and build credibility with our stakeholders.

Learn more about the BIS Outreach programme