Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

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Agency overview
Headquarters1 Victoria Street
Minister responsible
  • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (DBIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

Ministers[change | change source]

Minister Portfolio
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Overall responsibility for strategy and policy across the Department for Business, Innovations & Skills
Minister for Business & Enterprise
  • Business sectors, including low carbon economy, low emission vehicles, electronics
  • Small business, enterprise and access to finance
  • Competitiveness and economic growth
  • Deregulation and better regulation
  • Regional and local economic development (including grants for business investment)
  • Olympic legacy
Minister for Employment Relations & Consumer Affairs
  • Post Office
  • Employment relations (including ACAS)
  • Consumer policy, consumer credit and consumer affairs
  • Competition policy
  • Corporate governance
  • Company law
  • Social enterprise
  • Insolvency Service (including company investigations)
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
Minister for Skills
  • Further education
  • Adult skills
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • Skills strategy
  • Lifelong learning
  • Informal adult learning
  • Apprenticeships
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • Sector skills councils
  • Workplace training reforms
  • Qualifications reform programme
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
Minister for Universities & Science
  • Higher education (including the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Student Loans Company)
  • Science and research (including research councils)
  • Life sciences
  • Innovation
  • Technology and the arts - National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
  • UK Space Agency