This Departmental Overview looks at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It uses data about the Department’s activities drawn from the accounts of its predecessor departments, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department of Energy & Climate Change, and summarises those departments’ performance during the year ended March 2016, together with our recent reports on them.
This guide is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the Department and focuses in particular on where we believe the Department’s performance could be improved, using examples from our published work. They cover:
• The department’s responsibilities and how it spends its money
• Financial management
• Reported performance
• Issues identified in NAO reports