We support the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensure the effective running of government. The Office for Civil Society is within the Cabinet Office.
Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS)
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.
Department for Education
Formed in May 2010 and responsible for education and children's services.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.
Education Funding Agency
We provide revenue and capital funding for education for learners between the ages of 3 and 19, or the ages of 3 and 25 for those with learning difficulties and disabilities. We also support the delivery of building and maintenance programmes for schools, academies, Free Schools and sixth-form colleges.
National Apprenticeships Service (NAS)
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.
Skills Funding Agency (SFA)
The Skills Funding Agency is a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Our job is to fund and promote adult further education (FE) and skills training in England, including Traineeships and Apprenticeships, in a way that supports economic growth.