- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 20 Mar 2019
Public bodies include:
- Transport for London (TfL).
- County councils.
- National Assembly for Wales.
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
- Channel Four Television Corporation.
- Olympic Delivery Authority.
‘Arm’s length bodies’ (ALBs) are a particular type of public body that are administratively classified by the Cabinet Office. Such ALBs include executive agencies, non-departmental bodies (NDPBs), and non-ministerial departments (NMDs).
ALBs are so-called because they carry out their operations at a remove from ministers rather than as being an integral part of a government department, although ministers hold ultimate responsibility to Parliament for the activities of these bodies that their department sponsor.
Some public bodies can be classified and registered by the Charities Commission as charities. These bodies are established for charitable purposes only and are subject to the control of the High Court’s charity law jurisdiction.
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