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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 2016

Reports published in 2015

  1. Industry Training Boards: combined triennial review
  2. UK Atomic Energy Authority: triennial review
  3. UK Sport and Sport England: triennial review report
  4. Boundary Commissions triennial review 2015
  5. Social Security Advisory Committee triennial review 2015
  6. Passenger Focus: triennial review, 2014 to 2015
  7. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council triennial review 2015
  8. Triennial Review of VisitBritain and VisitEngland
  9. Civil Service Commission: triennial review - a better civil service
  10. British Hallmarking Council: triennial review 2013 to 2014
  11. Parole Board for England and Wales: triennial review report
  12. Judicial Appointments Commission: triennial review report

Reports published in 2014

  1. Advisory Group on Military Medicine (AGoMM): triennial review
  2. Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body triennial review 2014
  3. Big Lottery Fund triennial review 2014
  4. British Transport Police Authority: triennial review part 1, 2013 to 2014
  5. British Transport Police Authority: triennial review part 2, 2013 to 2014
  6. Building Regulations Advisory Committee triennial review
  7. Triennial Review of the Committee On Climate Change
  8. Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service: triennial review 2013 to 2014
  9. Council for Science and Technology: triennial review 2013 to 2014
  10. Defence Scientific Advisory Council (DSAC) triennial review 2014
  11. Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE) triennial review
  12. Export Guarantees Advisory Council: Triennial Review Report
  13. First triennial review report: Fuel Poverty Advisory Group for England
  14. Health and Safety Executive triennial review 2014
  15. Prison Service Pay Review Body: triennial review
  16. Migration Advisory Committee: triennial review
  17. Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House: triennial review 2013
  18. Triennial Review Report: Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board (NLFAB)
  19. Nuclear Research Advisory Council and Defence Nuclear Safety Committee triennial review report
  20. Triennial review of the research councils
  21. Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal weapons triennial review
  22. Law Commission triennial review stage 1 and 2 reports
  23. Triennial Review of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives
  24. Security Vetting Appeals Panel: triennial review 2013 to 2014
  25. Pensions bodies triennial review 2014
  26. Triennial Review of the Veterinary Products Committee
  27. Senior Salaries Review Body: triennial review report

Reports published in 2013

  1. Triennial Review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
  2. Triennial review of Technical Advisory Board
  3. National Forest Company (NFC) triennial review 2013
  4. Technology Strategy Board: triennial review - 2012 to 2013
  5. Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation (CAC) triennial review 2013
  6. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) triennial review
  7. Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK: Triennial review
  8. National Employer Advisory Board (NEAB) triennial review
  9. Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) triennial review 2013
  10. HS2 Ltd triennial review 2011
  11. Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors (ACCO) triennial review 2013
  12. Great Britain-China Centre triennial review 2013
  13. Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission triennial review 2013
  14. Triennial review of Equality 2025
  15. Low Pay Commission (LPC) triennial review 2013

Reports published in 2011 to 2012

  1. Committee on Radioactive Waste Management triennial review 2012
  2. Committee on Standards in Public Life triennial review 2013
  3. Industrial Development Advisory Board triennial review 2012
  4. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council triennial review 2012
  5. Legal Services Board triennial review 2012
  6. Social Security Advisory Committee triennial review 2012
  7. Treasure Valuation Committee triennial review 2012
  8. Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel triennial review 2012
  9. Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest triennial review 2012
  10. Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees triennial review 2011
Published 6 August 2013
Last updated 28 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added Review of the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees 2016
  2. Added Review of the Information Commissioner's Office 2016
  3. Added Senior Salaries Review Body Triennial Review 2014
  4. Added Boundary Commissions triennial review report.
  5. Added Civil Service Commission review report.
  6. Added 'British Hallmarking Council: triennial review 2013 to 2014'.
  7. Parole Board for England and Wales: triennial review report published.
  8. JAC triennial report 2015 added.
  9. Reviews for Council for Science & Technology and Competition Appeals Tribunal/Competition Service added.
  10. Added the Armed forces pay review body triennial review 2014.
  11. Added Nuclear Research Advisory Council and Defence Nuclear Safety Committee triennial review report for the Ministry of Defence.
  12. Updated links to guidance on carrying out triennial reviews.
  13. added link to 'Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the design of coins, medals, seals and decorations'
  14. Added Social Science Research Committee and Big Lottery Fund triennial reviews.
  15. Law Commission triennial review stage 1 & 2 reports added
  16. Added the Scientific Advisory Committee on the medical implications of less-lethal weapons (SACMILL) report.
  17. Added Defence Scientific Advisory Council (DSAC) triennial review 2014
  18. Migration Advisory Committee triennial review added.
  19. Export Guarantees Advisory Council triennial review added
  20. Added the Advisory Group on Military Medicine: triennial review report
  21. Added Building Regulations Advisory Committee triennial review.
  22. Triennial Review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC): Triennial review added
  23. Triennial Review of the Veterinary Products Committee added to collection.
  24. Added Security Vetting Appeals Panel report.
  25. Link to Youth Justice Board triennial review added.
  26. Added National Forest Company triennial review to the collection.
  27. MOD added Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation (CAC) triennial review 2013.
  28. MOD added National Employer Advisory Board (NEAB) triennial review.
  29. First published.