The Consumer Rights Act came into force on the 1 October 2015. It was the biggest overhaul of consumer legislation for a decade, bringing 8 pieces of legislation into 1.
Within BIS, we’ve been running a ‘senior Digital Advocate’ programme for almost 2 years. This initiative was originally introduced as one way of helping staff who felt (often wrongly), that senior staff weren’t supportive of online activity and engagement.
The Public Data Group (PDG) brings together 4 government trading funds - Companies House, Land Registry, Met Office and Ordnance Survey - with significant and nationally important datasets.
As part of our response to the 2011 Review of Copyright by Professor Ian Hargreaves, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) decided to create a new, digital-only service.
The Public Attitudes to Science series of studies is the only evidence of public attitudes and understanding of science in its broadest form across the UK.
Government spends £6 billion a year on science and innovation and a new Science and Innovation strategy was published in December 2014.
In September 2014, BIS commissioned an independent review of the sharing economy - services like Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Zipcar that that help people share their property, assets and skills.
I got into 'Twitter for work' largely because I’m new to the area in which I’m working, and there are seemingly endless stakeholders interested in my policy area.
Just 5 months ago I was warmly welcomed to the world of digital engagement. I’m a Fast Streamer working within the BIS Agricultural Technologies team on a 6-month posting to manage the team’s digital engagement and comms
Guest post by Karen Folkes from the Digital and Policy Working Group.