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Cross-government funding of research and development

Government investment in science requires strategic vision and clear information so that it can ensure the UK is investing in the right areas. Our report is accompanied by an Evaluative Framework to guide effective cross-government coordination.

Published:
15 Nov 2017
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Protecting consumers from scams, unfair trading and unsafe goods

The report examines the system protecting consumers from scams, unfair trading, and unsafe goods. BEIS has made progress since our 2011 review, but needs to do more, particularly in the context of the growth of e-commerce.

Published:
15 Dec 2016
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Performance measurement by regulators

This good practice guide aids improvement in performance measurement and reporting by regulators and other organisations seeking to deliver outcomes through third parties. It has been developed in collaboration with regulators and includes the NAO’s experience from working with them and examples of regulators’ good practice. It’s complemented by ‘Performance measurement: Good practice criteria and maturity model’.

Published:
4 Nov 2016
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Departmental Overview: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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.

Published:
13 Sep 2016