Promoting economic growth by facilitating access to business information

Current Activity

BIPA provides further industry evidence to promote the proposal to create a new Business Register based on VAT Registration – Facilitating Economic Growth: Public Access to the VAT Register.

September 2012

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Information Exchange

September 2012

The Business Information Providers Association (BIPA) is raising its game - and its voice - as Philip discovered in talking to current BIPA Chair Ray Ruffels.

A copy of the article can be downloaded here.

BIPA has reviewed and responded to two papers that have been issued by The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and responded to the "Call for Evidence" for the Breedon Report.

April 2012

BIPA's evidence to the Non-Bank Lending Task Force has now been utilised by the Breedon Task Force which published its findings, 'Boosting Financial Options for Business', on March 16th.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Please refer to Section 8 entitled 'The Evolving Regulatory Environment' where in paragraph 8 the Government is considering whether additional data could be made available to support economic growth, for example, availability of the VAT Register would allow basic assessments and cross reference with other data sources on registered businesses.

BIPA's evidence to the Non-Bank Lending Task Force "Call for Evidence"

February 2012

BIPA evidence can be found by clicking here