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Bye bye BERR. Hello BIS

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[Thanks to David Hewitt of Citation plc for telling me about this]

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform ('BERR'), formed only two years ago the Department of Trade and Industry with the Better Regulation Executive, is to be merged with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

The Government is creating a new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whose key role, according to the Government press release, will be “ build Britain’s capabilities to compete in the global economy”.

The new Department is in its infancy and is still finding its feet. It already has a new combined website for what was BERR and DIUS information, but no website address. In the meantime, the current BERR website address – – takes you to the new Department’s website (which the eagle-eyed will spot sports a logo for the brilliantly named 'BIS').