Inside Government is now home to 24 ministerial departments and 32 other departments and public bodies. A huge amount of work has gone into this transition, but there's even more still to do.
We had some success with our social media surgeries last year - including the consumer rights project that featured in one of our digital engagement case studies.
Aspiring journalist Sid Chaffer joined the BIS digital team for some work experience this week. She gave us a hand helping policy makers to embrace the web, and sums up her thoughts here on the importance of the web.
We have some pretty big objectives around embedding digital in Communications and BIS. I'd like to think we're setting some aspirational goals.
In March 2012, the Focus on Enforcement policy team, who are part of the Better Regulation Executive, within BIS launched the Focus on Enforcement initiative.
We have made ‘embedding digital’ a new clear objective for the digital communications team this year.
All central government departments and most other public bodies, are subject to Cabinet Office spending controls.
Comments and online discussion of the #BISscisoc2012 science and society review. The review is going through a number of stages including a September review of expert group action plans, and, in October 2012, an invitation to comment on the vision & objectives for science & society.
In July 2012 BIS launched a consultation on modernising and simplifying consumer law on the supply of goods, services and digital content. As a policy area that affects everyone in the UK, this was a huge task.
I made a New Year’s resolution to be more active on Twitter – properly following and engaging with people (rather than just my geeky @bengoldacre crush) and not be a passive observer dipping in and out.