Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Sainsbury's-Asda merger

Sainsbury's and Asda confirm merger plans.

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Gender pay gap

80% of UK companies and public sectors organisations pay women less than men.

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Zero hours contracts

Nearly 1 million UK workers on zero-hours contracts.

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Model agencies collude to fix rates

Regulators find leading model agencies guilty of price fixing.

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Dept for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was set up in July 2016, following a government restructure. The new department has taken over responsibilities from its predecessors, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The Department is responsible for UK business, science and innovation, energy, energy security and climate change, and industrial strategy.

As a further result of the restructure, responsibilities for both higher and further education, and international trade, were moved to the Department for Education and the Department for International Trade respectively.

Also see National Audit Office's report on BEIS.


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Inflation latest

CPI inflation falls to 2.7%. 

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Customs unions

Costs and benefits of customs unions.

Brexit latest

Dominic Raab appointed as Brexit negotiator.

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New materials

Multiple choice papers for Paper Three.

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Brexit update

Article 50

What trading options are available to the UK?

Savings ratio

Savings ratio falls to lowest level on record.

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Tax avoidance

Double Irish - and a Dutch Sandwich more..

The OECD presents its final package for reform of international tax rules..more

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