Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: Related Links

Regulatory Bodies

Office of Communications
Ofcom is the independent regulator for the UK communications industry €“ including television, radio, wireless communication and broadband.
Office for Gas and Electricity Markets
Ofgem is the independent regulator for the UK gas and electricity industries.
The Postal Services Commission
Postcomm in the independent regulator for postal services in the UK.

Competition Authorities

Office of Fair Trading
The Office of Fair Trading is the UK€™s consumer and competition authority. Its role is to ensure that markets are fair, open and operate in the interests of consumers.
The Competition Commission
The Competition Commission conducts inquiries into specific markets, mergers and regulated industries in response to referrals made by the Office of Fair Trading, a sector€™s regulator or the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

Publicly Owned Companies

Royal Mail Group
Royal Mail Group is a postal service provider owned by the Government.

Key non-departmental public bodies

Advisory Conciliation & Arbitration Service (ACAS)
ACAS works to resolve industrial relations disputes.
National Consumer Council
The NCC lobbies on behalf of consumers.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
The NDA has strategic control of cleaning up the UK's nuclear legacy.
Regional Development Agencies
Regional Development Agencies support economic growth across England's regions.
UK Trade and Investment
UKTI supports UK businesses looking to trade or invest overseas and foreign companies looking to do business with or in the UK.

Other Organisations

Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice provides legal, financial and other advice to individuals and lobbies government.
Confederation of British Industry
The CBI lobbies on behalf of UK business.
Trades Union Congress
The TUC is an alliance of Trades Unions.