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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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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
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Published:
5 Jul 2016
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Investigation into the UKTI specialist services contract with PA Consulting

This is an investigation into the contractual arrangements that UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) had in place since 2013-14 for the outsourcing of sector specialist services with PA Consulting. PA received £18.8million in the first year of a contract due to last three years. Following concerns about the way the contract had been priced UKTI terminated the contract in January 2016 and agreed a commercial settlement with PA in May 2016.

Published:
10 Jun 2016