How government funding works
The department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is responsible for government policy on standards, and it helps BSI promote standards and develop new standards.
The government knows that standards make a vital difference to the strength of the UK economy: they help businesses of all sizes compete more strongly, innovate more successfully and perform more efficiently. So it's no surprise that the government is funding new standardization projects and research in critical areas such as emerging technologies and sustainability. It is particularly keen to encourage innovation and help UK businesses compete globally.