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Advisory, Conciliation And Arbitration Service
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration
Arbitration
Service (Acas) is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to improve organisations and working life through the promotion and facilitation of strong industrial relations practice. It may do this through a number of media such as arbitration or mediation, although the service is perhaps best known for its collective conciliation function - that is resolving disputes between groups of employees or workers, often represented by a trade union, and their employers
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Government Office For Science
The Government Office for Science [1] is part of the British government. This organisation advises the UK Government on policy and decision-making based on robust scientific evidence and long-term thinking
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Office For Fair Access
The Office for Fair Access
Office for Fair Access
(OFFA) was an independent public body in England that supported the Director of Fair Access to Higher Education in his or her work that was intended to safeguard and promote fair access to higher education. It approved and monitored higher education institutions in England through 'access agreements'. All English universities and colleges that wanted to charge higher fees must have had 'access agreements' approved by the Director of Fair Access to Higher Education. The first Director, appointed in 2004, was Sir Martin Harris. He was followed by Les Ebdon, whose appointment was confirmed in February 2012. As a consequence of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, OFFA and the Higher Education Funding Council for England
Higher Education Funding Council for England
replaced by the new Office for Students
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Met Office
The Met Office
Met Office
(officially the Meteorological Office until 2000)[1] is the United Kingdom's national weather service. It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy led by acting CEO[2], Nick Jobling and chief scientist, Professor Stephen Belcher
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National Measurement And Regulation Office
The National Measurement and Regulation Office
National Measurement and Regulation Office
(NMRO) was an executive agency of the UK Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Its function were to provide a measurement infrastructure which supports innovation, facilitates fair competition, promotes international trade and protects consumers and the environment.Contents1 History 2 Roles2.1 Scientific metrology 2.2 Legal metrology3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Agency was created as National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML) in 1987 from a reorganisation of the Standards Department when it moved from its previous location in central London to a new, purpose-built facility in Teddington
Teddington
which was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Kent on the 9th of April 1987.[1] Until June 28, 2007 it was an Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry
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Skills Funding Agency
The Skills Funding Agency
Skills Funding Agency
was one of two successor organisations that emerged from the closure of the Learning and Skills Council
Learning and Skills Council
(England's largest non-departmental public body or quango). The restructuring of the English skills system was announced by Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown
shortly after he took office in 2007. The office of the Chief Executive of Skills Funding was established in law by the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009. The office was an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and employees appointed by the Chief Executive are Crown servants, collectively referred to as the Skills Funding Agency. The Chief Executive was appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
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UK Space Agency
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Space Agency (commonly known as the UK Space Agency or UKSA) is an executive agency of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for the United Kingdom's civil space programme. It was established on 1 April 2010 to replace the British National Space Centre (BNSC) and took over responsibility for government policy and key budgets for space exploration,[2][3] and represents the United Kingdom in all negotiations on space matters.[4][5] It "[brings] together all UK civil space activities under one single management".[2] It is based at the
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British Hallmarking Council
British
British
may refer to: Places[edit]United Kingdom, a sovereign state Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
(1707–1800)
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CITB
The Construction
Construction
Industry Training Board (CITB) is the Industry Training Board for the UK Construction
Construction
industry.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Review2 National Construction
Construction
College 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The CITB was established on 21 July 1964 by the Industrial Training ( Construction
Construction
Board) Order 1964,[2] and was one of a number of training boards covering UK industries. It was a non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills[3] until 2016 when it moved to the Department for Education.[4] The activities of the CITB have been redefined by Statutory Instruments (including the Training ( Construction
Construction
Board) Order 1964 (Amendment) Order 1991 and SI 1992 No
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Council For Science And Technology
The Council for Science and Technology (CST) is an advisory non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
government. Its role is to give advice on issues that cut across government departments to the Prime Minister, the First Minister of Scotland
First Minister of Scotland
and the First Minister for Wales. It was established in 1993 and relaunched in 2003. It is based in London. The Council has 17 independent members and two co-chairs
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Higher Education Funding Council For England
Education
Education
is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education
Education
frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves.[1] Education
Education
can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational
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Innovate UK
Innovate UK
Innovate UK
is the operating name of the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency
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Low Pay Commission
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent body in the United Kingdom that advises the government on the National Minimum Wage. It is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The LPC was established in July 1997 on a non-statutory basis before being confirmed in legislation by the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. The LPC consists of nine Low Pay Commissioners who are selected by BIS. The Commissioners are a mixture of employers, trade unionists and academics.[1] Each year the LPC advises the government on what rates the different minimum wages in the UK should be, announcing its pay recommendation six months before it would come into force. It is then up to the government to accept or reject the LPC's recommendations
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United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
(UKAEA) is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of nuclear fusion power. It is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
(BEIS). On its formation in 1954, the authority was responsible for the UK's entire nuclear program, both civil and defence, as well as the policing of nuclear sites. It made pioneering developments in nuclear (fission) power, overseeing the peaceful development of nuclear technology and performing much scientific research
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Insolvency Service
The Insolvency Service
Insolvency Service
is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with headquarters in London. It has around 1,700 staff, operating from 21 locations across Great Britain. The Insolvency Service
Insolvency Service
administers compulsory company liquidations and personal bankruptcies and deals with misconduct through investigation of companies and enforcement. It also makes redundancy payments in cases where a company is insolvent.Contents1 Responsibilities 2 Working under the Insolvency Acts 3 Expansion of the Insolvency Service 4 Governance 5 Board members 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksResponsibilities[edit] It is responsible for authorising and regulating the insolvency profession
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UK Commission For Employment And Skills
The UK Commission for Employment
Employment
and Skills was a non-departmental public body that provided advice on skills and employment policy to the UK Government
UK Government
and the Devolved Administrations. The UK Commission for Employment
Employment
and Skills closed in March 2017[2][3]Contents1 History 2 Structure 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Created on 1 April 2008, registered as a company on 13 November 2007, and subsequently closed in late 2016/ early 2017. UKCES was formed as a key recommendation of the 2006 Leitch Review[4] of Skills, the UK Commission for Employment
Employment
and Skills was an executive Non-Departmental Public Body which superseded the former Sector Skills Development Agency and the National Employment
Employment
Panel
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