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UK Anti-Doping  

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) implements and manages anti-doping policy in the UK. It works with athletes and national sports bodies to ensure compliance with the World Anti-Doping (WADA) Code. UKAD is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

UK Atomic Energy Authority  

The UK Atomic Energy Authority carries out fusion research in the UK on behalf of the government and manages the JET fusion project on behalf of the EU at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE). UKAEA is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

UK Commission for Employment and Skills  

We are a publicly funded, industry-led organisation that offers guidance on skills and employment issues in the UK. UKCES is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

UK Debt Management Office  

The UK Debt Management Office (DMO) manages debt and cash for the UK Government, lending to local authorities and managing certain public sector funds. DMO is an executive agency of HM Treasury.

UK Financial Investments Limited  

UK Financial Investments Limited (UKFI) was set up in response to the financial crisis. It is responsible for managing the government’s investments in The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) plc. UKFI works with HM Treasury.

UK Green Investment Bank  

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is the world’s first investment bank dedicated to greening the economy. With government funding of £3.8 billion, the GIB invests in innovative, environmentally-friendly areas for which there is a lack of support from private markets. This includes offshore wind power generation, waste-handling plants, energy efficiency measures, biofuels, biomass, carbon capture and storage, marine energy and renewable heat generation. GIB works with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

UK Hydrographic Office  

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) produces nautical publications and services for the Royal Navy and merchant shipping, to protect lives at sea. UKHO is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence.

UK Space Agency  

We are responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and develops its space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. UKSA is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

UK Sport  

UK Sport (UKSP) supports Britain’s best Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes, co-ordinating the bids for and staging of major international sporting events in the UK. It invests around £100 million each year in high performance sport. UKSP is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

UK Visas and Immigration  

UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who come here legally. UKVI is part of the Home Office.