Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform


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Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

A former department of the British government responsible for business regulation, enforcement of employment law, promotion of business growth and entrepreneurship, and economic growth in sub-national regions. It was established in 2007 and in 2009 became part of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
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The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) claimed companies in the North-east were saving an estimated pounds 20million a year following efforts to streamline form-filling.
The awards to be presented at the event are Company of the Year, sponsored by Stapleton International Ltd; International Business, sponsored by Business Travel Ltd; Progressing People, sponsored by TTE International Ltd; Innovation and Technology, sponsored by Recognition Marketing and PR; and Most Promising Newcomer, sponsored by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
From this funding, Defra will contribute 170 million [pounds sterling] to the Environmental Transformation Fund over the CSR07 period and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform will spend 200 million [pounds sterling].
The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) said the finalists in this year's Enterprising Britain competition had all helped improve their local economy.
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