The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by: creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this it will foster world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS - Investing in our future.
Sustainable economic growth is the Government’s number one priority – and so it’s also where BIS is very much focused at the moment.
BIS was created to bring all of the levers of the economy together in one place. Our policy areas – from skills and higher education to innovation and science to business and trade – can all help to drive growth.
Growth will not only mean prosperity and jobs – but also bring money back into the economy, helping to safeguard future public services and reduce the deficit.
Through 2009 we laid the foundations for growth, for example through the Real Help schemes for business, such as car scrappage, and other investment to counter the recession.
Moving to create renewed growth and opportunity, we’ve now published Going for Growth: Our Future Prosperity.
This builds on the active, strategic approach to industrial policy outlined in our New Industry, New Jobs strategy and outlines how BIS will continue to work across Government to drive growth in core capabilities such as enterprise and knowledge.
We will also continue to target investment that helps people get the skills and experience they need to secure high-value jobs throughout their working lives.
And we will make sure Government plays its part alongside the market to capitalise on new opportunities in emerging technologies and sectors – the new industries and new jobs of the future.