PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS
Partners and Stakeholders
The Cabinet Office support the Prime Minister and ensure the effective running of government. They are are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and take the lead in certain critical policy areas (.GOV.UK) including the Government Counter Fraud Function (GCFF) and National Fraud initiative (NFI).
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a ministerial department, supported by 41 agencies and public bodies. Its responsibilities include business, industrial strategy, science, research and innovation, energy and clean growth and climate change.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers (.GOV.UK)
The Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Officer (IPCO) provides independent oversight and authorisation of the use of investigatory powers by intelligence agencies, police forces and other public authorities. IPCO’s purpose is to oversee how these powers are used, taking account of the public interest and ensuring that investigations are conducted in accordance with the law.
National Trading Standards (NTS) protect consumers and safeguard businesses through cross-boundary intelligence-led enforcement projects in England and Wales. They also act as a safety net for consumers by ensuring that products entering the UK and the food chain are safe. They fund national teams that are hosted within local authorities. These include the eCrime, Safety at Ports and Borders, Feed, Regional Investigations, Estate Agency, Intelligence and Scams Teams.