BEIS Overview

In July-2016, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) replaced the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). BEIS aims to drive ahead the amendments which will develop an economy that is suitable to everyone, so that there are numerous inordinate places around the United Kingdom for citizens to work and for businesses to innovate, invest, and grow. BEIS ministers have defined 5 principal objectives for the Department to make available a framework for delivering the Government’s priorities:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Delivering an Ambitious Industrial Strategy

Forming an independent Industrial Strategy Council that will develop measures to assess and evaluate its Industrial Strategy and the Industrial Strategy Council aims to set performance measures in Autumn 2018

  • Industrial Strategy looks to build a Britain that is fit for the future
  • Looks to support world-leading sectors and launch trials to put the United Kingdom at the forefront of the future industries
  • Invest in innovation, science, and research
  • Assist businesses to start and grow
  • Drive development across the country

Promoting accountable business practices and competitive markets:

  • Focus on making certain that businesses run sensibly and transparently
  • Promote fairness in the labour market
  • Make certain that the United Kingdom has accurate regulatory frameworks to aid consumers and business
  • Protect United Kingdom’s interests in investments in national infrastructure

Maximising investment opportunities and strengthening United Kingdom interests

Business investment during Oct-17 to Dec-17 reached £46.2bn

  • Promote the interests of the United Kingdom businesses and broader government interests in European Union exit discussions
  • Focus on encouraging inward investment
  • Work towards ensuring that the UK economy is strong and best placed to grab openings
  • Build the profile of the United Kingdom on the international stage

Make certain the United Kingdom has a dependable, clean, and low-cost energy system

  • Maximise the advantages for UK industry
  • Make sure the energy system is secure and reliable
  • Manage energy legacy responsibly

Building an innovative, flexible, and collaborative department

  • Enable data, digital and technology to deliver excellent services

Department for Business, Energy &Industrial Strategy brings together the science and business portfolios of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the complete policy range of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), developing the links between environment, business, and energy change and enables a joint focus on markets, users, and investors. The elements of the BIS portfolio that have not been transferred to BEIS encompassed:

  • Post-18, education and skills policies, which were transferred to the Department for Education, giving that department complete oversight of education policies
  • International trade policies from BIS and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which were brought together to form the Department for International Trade
  • Offender learning, which was transferred to the Ministry of Justice

The department is accountable for the United Kingdom Government policy in the below mentioned areas:

  • Trade
  • Science and research
  • Regional and local economic development
  • Postal affairs
  • Outer space
  • Intellectual property
  • Insolvency
  • Innovation
  • Export licensing
  • Energy
  • Employment relations
  • Corporate governance
  • Consumer affairs
  • Competition
  • Company law
  • Climate change policy in the United Kingdom
  • Business regulation and support

As a ministerial department, BEIS is supported by 37 public bodies and agencies namely:

    Non-ministerial department :

  1. Competition and Markets Authority
  2. HM Land Registry

  3. Executive agency

  4. Companies House
  5. HM Land Registry
  6. Intellectual Property Office
  7. Met Office
  8. UK Space Agency

  9. Executive non-departmental public body

  10. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
  11. British Hallmarking Council
  12. Civil Nuclear Police Authority
  13. Coal Authority
  14. Committee on Climate Change
  15. Competition Service
  16. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  17. Small Business Commissioner
  18. UK Atomic Energy Authority
  19. UK Research and Innovation

  20. Advisory non-departmental public body

  21. Committee on Fuel Poverty
  22. Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
  23. Council for Science and Technology
  24. Industrial Development Advisory Board
  25. Land Registration Rule Committee
  26. Low Pay Commission
  27. Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board
  28. Regulatory Policy Committee
  29. Tribunal non-departmental public body

  30. Central Arbitration Committee
  31. Competition Appeal Tribunal
  32. Copyright Tribunal
  33. Public corporation

  34. Ordnance Survey
  35. Other

  36. British Business Bank
  37. Certification Officer
  38. Government Office for Science
  39. Groceries Code Adjudicator
  40. Independent Complaints Reviewer
  41. Office of Manpower Economics
  42. Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies
  43. Oil and Gas Authority

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