Collection

Triennial review reports

Reviews to ensure that non-departmental public bodies are still needed and are complying with principles of good corporate governance.

In April 2011, Cabinet Office announced that all non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) still in existence following the reforms brought about by the Public Bodies Act would have to undergo a substantive review at least once every 3 years, starting in 2011 to 2012.

These triennial reviews would have 2 purposes:

  • to provide a strong challenge of the continuing need for individual NDPBs, both their function and their form, employing the ‘3 tests’ discipline
  • where it is agreed that a particular body should remain as an NDPB, to review the control and governance arrangements in place to ensure that the public body is complying with recognised principles of good corporate governance

Read the Triennial Reviews Guidance on how to carry out a review. Contact the Cabinet Office for a copy the original June 2011 guidance.

The guidance states that each review should be open and transparent, with a report at the end of the review providing evidence and rationale for decisions about the body’s future. Departments publish these reports online and announce their publication to Parliament.

Guidance on the triennial review process is part of the wider governance of public bodies.

Triennial reports published on other websites

Reports published in 2014

  1. Council for Science and Technology: triennial review 2013 to 2014

    • 7 November 2014
    • Corporate report
  2. Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service: triennial review 2013 to 2014

    • 7 November 2014
    • Corporate report
  3. British Transport Police Authority: triennial review part 2, 2013 to 2014

    • 21 October 2014
    • Independent report
  4. Nuclear Research Advisory Council and Defence Nuclear Safety Committee triennial review report

    • 13 October 2014
    • Guidance
  5. First triennial review report: Fuel Poverty Advisory Group for England

    • 22 July 2014
    • Corporate report
  6. British Transport Police Authority: triennial review part 1, 2013 to 2014

    • 14 July 2014
    • Independent report
  7. Big Lottery Fund triennial review 2014

    • 11 June 2014
    • Corporate report
  8. Prison Service Pay Review Body: triennial review

    • 11 June 2014
    • Corporate report
  9. Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House: triennial review 2013

    • 9 June 2014
    • Corporate report
  10. Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal weapons triennial review

    • 16 May 2014
    • Corporate report
  11. Defence Scientific Advisory Council (DSAC) triennial review 2014

    • 12 May 2014
    • Corporate report
  12. Migration Advisory Committee: triennial review

    • 29 April 2014
    • Corporate report
  13. Triennial review of the research councils

    • 16 April 2014
    • Policy paper
  14. Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body triennial review 2014

    • 10 April 2014
    • Corporate report
  15. Triennial Review Report: Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board (NLFAB)

    • 31 March 2014
    • Corporate report
  16. Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE) triennial review

    • 28 March 2014
    • Corporate report
  17. Law Commission triennial review stage 1 and 2 reports

    • 20 March 2014
    • Corporate report
  18. Triennial Review of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives

    • 20 March 2014
    • Corporate report
  19. Export Guarantees Advisory Council: Triennial Review Report

    • 13 March 2014
    • Corporate report
  20. Advisory Group on Military Medicine (AGoMM): triennial review

    • 20 February 2014
    • Corporate report
  21. Security Vetting Appeals Panel: triennial review 2013 to 2014

    • 6 February 2014
    • Corporate report
  22. Building Regulations Advisory Committee triennial review

    • 30 January 2014
    • Corporate report
  23. Triennial Review of the Committee On Climate Change

    • 14 January 2014
    • Corporate report
  24. Health and Safety Executive triennial review 2014

    • 31 October 2014
    • Corporate report
  25. Pensions bodies triennial review 2014

    • 9 January 2014
    • Corporate report
  26. Triennial Review of the Veterinary Products Committee

    • 7 January 2014
    • Corporate report