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  • Regional Growth Fund

    30 Nov 2012

    The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is now a £2.4 billion fund operating across England from 2011 to 2015. It supports projects and programmes with significant potential for economic growth that can create additional, sustainable private sector employment. It aims particularly to help those areas and communities which were dependent on the public sector to make the transition to sustainable private sector-led growth and prosperity.

  • Higher education

    29 Nov 2012

    Britain's higher education is a major contributor to the economic success and social well being of the country. Higher education is a national asset, whose excellence in teaching and research is world recognised.

  • Recognised UK degrees

    29 Nov 2012

    The United Kingdom (UK) has a well-deserved reputation world-wide for providing high quality and reputable higher education. There are 160 institutions in the UK that are permitted to award a wide variety of degrees to suit most educational aspirations. All these institutions have degree awarding powers recognised by the UK authorities (UK and Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies). These and the other two main categories of institutions recognised to offer UK degrees are listed below.

  • Better Regulation

    29 Nov 2012

    Where regulation supports growth, it can be hugely important for business. But unnecessary red tape can stifle growth, so reducing it is critical to making the UK the best place to start and grow a business.

  • Innovation procurement policy

    28 Nov 2012

    BIS is leading the Government's work to develop a public procurement culture that both stimulates innovation in the economy and helps the public sector to meet its future needs at better value for money for the taxpayer.


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