Department for Business Innovation and Skills London

Established on the 5th of June in 2009, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is a ministerial department of the British Government. It was formed by joining the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The aim of BIS is to support and encourage long lasting and sustainable growth of UK’s economy. The purpose is achieved by designing policies, guidelines and regulatory framework for various sectors of the economy by not losing sight of consumer rights. The department works under the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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    Improvement and streamlining of regulatory process by reducing unnecessary delays in the form of red tape etc and outlining the framework for corporate governance and ensuring competitive markets in UK. It also focuses the marine and aerospace sectors of UK defence industry, automobile industry, chemical, construction, cyberspace, postal services, electronics and retail industry of Britain. It also aims for consumer protection and safety and oversees the employment policies. BIS also covers areas of enterprise and business support and formulates the trade and export control policy.

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    Organizational Structure

    The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has its organizational structure laid out as follow:

    Permanent Secretary
    Chief Executive
    Director Generals (6)
    The Solicitor and Director General Legal

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    Operational Hours

    The timings are from Monday to Friday, between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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    How to contact

    The BIS can be contacted at the below mentioned telephones.

    Contact: +44 20 7215 5000 or +44 20 7215 6740

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    1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET, UK.

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    How to Get There

    By Tube

    From the St James Park tube station, move east on Broadway towards Carteret St and the move onto Tothill St. From there, turn right onto Dean Farrar St and then turn left onto Victoria St/A302 to find the BIS office will be on your right side. View Map

    By Bus

    The closest bus stop is “Westminster Abbey (R)” and is present across the street in front of BIS. You can use any of the buses numbering 11, 24, 148, 211, N2, N11, N44, N52 and N136 to reach the Bus stop. Just cross the street and you will reach the BIS office.

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