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UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


Entrepreneur and educator Doug Richard publishes his independent report on the future of apprenticeships

Boost for UK manufacturing supply chains

Government pledges £80 million pound investment, creating and protecting thousands of jobs.

Government responds to the Kay Review

Government sets out steps to change the culture in the UK's equity markets.

There's a business in everyone GOV.UK replaces Directgov and Business Link with information for citizens and businesses: includes tools and guidance for businesses and self-employed, employing people, working, jobs and pensions, money and tax, education and student finance and more.

Business in you

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Enterprise and regulatory reform

Find out how new legislation, including employment tribunal and competition reform, will help create the right conditions for UK business growth.

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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.


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Focus on Enforcement

Focus on Enforcement is your chance to have your say on how regulations are enforced. Help us to identify where enforcement can be improved, reduced or done differently and share with us where you think it works well.

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Day in the Life: an entrepreneur's story. For Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 Katie Smith talks about getting her company off the ground, and the benefits and challenges that come from running your own business.

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

Review of the Balance of Competences
The Government is carrying out an audit of the EU's impact on the UK: Review of the Balance of Competences

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