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Transparency data

Transparency data

BIS is committed to providing the public with information on the performance and productivity of the Department. We are also committed to releasing the data underlying BIS reports and publications to enable and encourage innovative re-use.

The government is committed to setting new standards for transparency so the public can more easily see how and where taxpayers’ money is being spent and hold politicians, government departments and public bodies to account.

The Prime Minister has asked all government departments to publish a wide range of information about how it meets and measures its objectives and uses its resources to better deliver value for money and reduce the deficit.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, along with its partner organisations, already publishes some data and supports greater transparency of public information. We have set out our commitment to transparency and the data that we will publish in the BIS open data strategy (PDF, 156 Kb) .

On these pages we will publish regularly updated information in an easily accessible format. More information will be added as the pages are developed in line with the criteria set out by the Prime Minister:

Further links to Government-wide data can be found on the central site at

You may also be interested in our Freedom of Information disclosures carrying Information released under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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At the Number 10 website you can see transparency information from across Government. is a list of open government data catalogues from around the world.

Request data

For general enquiries about BIS or the BIS website, please use our contact page.

If you have a question about one of the datasets published in this section, or would like to request a particular dataset, please contact

Before contacting us, please check the list of all available BIS data.

If you would like to request information under the Freedom of Information Act, please see our Freedom of Information page.

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