UKSBS is an official Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) operating in the public sector.
Up until July 2023, UKSBS was owned by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The Machinery of Government changes announced in February 2023 resulted in the replacement of BEIS and the Department for International Trade (DIT) with three new government departments. The ownership of UKSBS has changed in line with these changes.
UKRI remains an owner alongside three new departments: the Department for Science Innovation and Technology, (DSIT), the Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), and the Department of Business and Trade (DBT).