About us

We are building an economy that works for everyone, so that there are great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow.

Our responsibilities

We are responsible for:

  • business
  • industrial strategy
  • science, research and innovation
  • energy and clean growth
  • climate change

Our priorities

From 2017 to 2018, our priorities will be to:

  • deliver an ambitious industrial strategy
  • maximise investment opportunities and bolster UK interests
  • promote competitive markets and responsible business practices
  • ensure the UK has a reliable, low cost and clean energy system
  • build a flexible, innovative and collaborative department

Read our Single Departmental Plan to find out how we are performing against our priorities.

Who we are

BEIS replaced the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in July 2016. We employ around 3,000 staff who work in our offices in London, Aberdeen and around the UK.

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