BRITISH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
BIS - The Department for Business Innovation and Skills The UK government department with responsibility for business as well as further, higher and adult education.
Portal to public service information from the UK Government, including directories, online services, news and information of relevance to specific groups
The Prime Minister's official website provides speeches, press notices, in-depth fact files on specific Government policies, information on Cabinet Ministers, the Government's annual reports, broadcasts by the PM, a young person's guide to British politics and an interactive tour of 10 Downing Street
Parliament's website offers the full text of Hansard, publications from the House of Commons and House of Lords, information about Members, Peers, and Committees and a guide to the UK parliamentary system.
Invest Northern Ireland offer companies based in Northern Ireland an extensive range of support to help with every aspect of running a business from exporting, to research and development or improving efficiency. In addition they provide assitance and support for companies investing in the region.
Latest information on the Northern Ireland Assembly
Scottish Development International attracts investment from leading global companies looking for the ideal destination for business investment and a premier location for research and development. They also offer assistance to companies based in Scotland looking to expand into exporting.
Latest information on business in the Scottish Parliament.
Latest information on the Welsh Assembly
FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is the British Government department responsible for overseas relations and foreign affairs. Click on this link for the primary website.
Click on this link for Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice on travel and living in Saudi Arabia.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS FOR BUSINESS ENQUIRIES
British Standards Institute
The British Chambers of Commerce comprise nationally a network of quality-accredited Chambers of Commerce, all uniquely positioned at the heart of every business community in the UK
Companies House - Guidance on Company Formations
British Exporters Database
A comprehensive listing of UK companies across a wide range of industry sectors
UK Patents Office (Intellectual Property Office)
The London Stock Exchange
USEFUL LINKS FOR VISITORS TO THE UK
All aspects of the British Royal Family can be accessed from here.
UKvisas provides information on whether you need a visa to enter the UK and if so, how to apply for one
Visit Britain is the name for the British Tourist Authority (BTA) an official body set up by Parliament in 1969. Its main functions are to increase tourism to Britain from overseas