Departments, agencies and public bodies

Ministerial departments

There are 23 Ministerial departments

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  3. Works with 45 agencies and public bodies

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  4. Works with 33 agencies and public bodies

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  5. Works with 1 public body

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    Executive non-departmental public body

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  7. Works with 28 agencies and public bodies

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  8. Works with 31 agencies and public bodies

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  9. Works with 25 agencies and public bodies

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  10. Works with 34 agencies and public bodies

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  11. Works with 3 agencies and public bodies

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    Executive non-departmental public body

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Agencies and other public bodies

There are 415 Agencies and other public bodies

  1. Academy for Social Justice
  2. Accelerated Access Review
  3. The Adjudicator’s Office
  4. Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee
  5. Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs separate website
  6. Advisory Committee on Business Appointments
  7. Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards
  8. Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors
  9. Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes separate website
  10. Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment
  11. Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food separate website
  12. Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace separate website
  13. The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives separate website
  14. Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
  15. Advisory Group on Military and Emergency Response Medicine
  16. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service separate website
  17. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (Northern Ireland) separate website
  18. Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board separate website
  19. Air Accidents Investigation Branch
  20. Animal and Plant Health Agency
  21. Animals in Science Committee
  22. Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust separate website
  23. Armed Forces' Pay Review Body
  24. Arts Council England separate website
  25. Arts Council of Northern Ireland separate website
  26. Arts Council of Wales separate website
  27. Arts and Humanities Research Council separate website
  28. Atomic Weapons Establishment
  29. Bank of England separate website
  30. Biometrics Commissioner
  31. Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group
  32. Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner
  33. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council separate website
  34. Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd separate website
  35. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew separate website
  36. Boundary Commission for England separate website
  37. Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland separate website
  38. Boundary Commission for Scotland separate website
  39. Boundary Commission for Wales separate website
  40. British Business Bank separate website
  41. British Council separate website
  42. British Film Institute separate website
  43. British Hallmarking Council
  44. British Library separate website
  45. British Museum separate website
  46. British Pharmacopoeia Commission separate website
  47. British Transport Police Authority separate website
  48. Broads Authority separate website
  49. Building Regulations Advisory Committee
  50. Cafcass separate website
  51. Care Quality Commission separate website
  52. Careers Wales separate website
  53. Central Advisory Committee on Compensation
  54. Central Arbitration Committee
  55. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
  56. Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure separate website
  57. Certification Officer
  58. Chevening Scholarship Programme separate website
  59. Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
  60. Churches Conservation Trust separate website
  61. Civil Justice Council separate website
  62. Civil Nuclear Police Authority
  63. Civil Procedure Rule Committee
  64. Civil Service Commission separate website
  65. Coal Authority
  66. College of Policing separate website
  67. Commission for Countering Extremism
  68. Commission on Human Medicines
  69. Commissioner for Public Appointments separate website
  70. Commissioner for Shale Gas
  71. Committee on Climate Change separate website
  72. Committee on Fuel Poverty
  73. Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment
  74. Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
  75. Committee on Standards in Public Life
  76. Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment separate website
  77. Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK
  78. Companies House
  79. Company Names Tribunal
  80. Competition Appeal Tribunal separate website
  81. Competition Service separate website
  82. Construction Industry Training Board separate website
  83. Consumer Council for Water separate website
  84. Council for Science and Technology
  85. Covent Garden Market Authority separate website
  86. Criminal Cases Review Commission separate website
  87. Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
  88. Criminal Procedure Rule Committee
  89. Crown Commercial Service
  90. The Crown Estate separate website
  91. Dartmoor National Park Authority separate website
  92. Defence Electronics and Components Agency
  93. Defence Equipment and Support
  94. Defence Nuclear Safety Committee
  95. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  96. Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee separate website
  97. Department for Communities (Northern Ireland) separate website
  98. Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland) separate website
  99. Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) separate website
  100. Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) separate website

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  101. Department of Education (Northern Ireland) separate website

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  102. Department of Finance (Northern Ireland) separate website

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  103. Department of Health (Northern Ireland) separate website
  104. Department of Justice (Northern Ireland) separate website
  105. DfT OLR Holdings Limited
  106. Directly Operated Railways Limited separate website
  107. Disabled People’s Employment Corporation (GB) Ltd separate website
  108. Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
  109. Disclosure and Barring Service
  110. Dounreay
  111. Drinking Water Inspectorate separate website
  112. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  113. Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
  114. East West Railway Company Limited separate website
  115. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation separate website
  116. Economic and Social Research Council separate website
  117. Education and Skills Funding Agency
  118. The Electoral Commission separate website
  119. Engineering Construction Industry Training Board separate website
  120. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council separate website
  121. English Institute of Sport separate website
  122. Environment Agency

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    Civil service

  123. Equality Hub
  124. Equality and Human Rights Commission separate website
  125. Estyn separate website
  126. The Executive Office (Northern Ireland) separate website
  127. Exmoor National Park Authority separate website
  128. Export Guarantees Advisory Council
  129. FCDO Services separate website
  130. Family Justice Council separate website
  131. Family Procedure Rule Committee
  132. Financial Conduct Authority separate website
  133. Financial Reporting Council separate website
  134. Fire Service College separate website
  135. Forensic Science Regulator
  136. Forest Research separate website
  137. Forestry England separate website
  138. Gambling Commission separate website
  139. Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority separate website
  140. Geffrye Museum separate website
  141. General Advisory Committee on Science separate website
  142. Government Communications Headquarters separate website
  143. Government Equalities Office

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    Other

  144. Government Estates Management
  145. Government Internal Audit Agency
  146. Government Office for Science
  147. Government Property Agency
  148. Great Britain-China Centre separate website
  149. Groceries Code Adjudicator
  150. HM Courts & Tribunals Service
  151. HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate separate website
  152. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services separate website
  153. HM Inspectorate of Prisons separate website
  154. HM Inspectorate of Probation separate website
  155. HM Prison Service
  156. HSC Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland) separate website
  157. Health Education England separate website
  158. Health Research Authority separate website
  159. Health and Safety Executive separate website
  160. Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre separate website
  161. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service

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    Other

  162. High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
  163. Higher Education Statistics Agency separate website
  164. Historic England separate website
  165. Homes England
  166. Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust separate website
  167. Horserace Betting Levy Board separate website
  168. House of Lords Appointments Commission separate website
  169. Housing Ombudsman separate website
  170. Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority separate website
  171. Human Tissue Authority separate website
  172. Imperial War Museum separate website
  173. Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody separate website
  174. Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel
  175. Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner separate website
  176. Independent Case Examiner
  177. Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
  178. Independent Commission for Aid Impact separate website
  179. Independent Commission on Freedom of Information
  180. Independent Complaints Reviewer separate website
  181. Independent Dormant Assets Commission
  182. Independent Family Returns Panel
  183. Independent Medical Expert Group
  184. Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements separate website
  185. Independent Monitoring Boards separate website
  186. Independent Office for Police Conduct separate website
  187. Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority separate website
  188. Independent Reconfiguration Panel
  189. Independent Review Mechanism
  190. Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation separate website
  191. Industrial Development Advisory Board
  192. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
  193. Information Commissioner's Office separate website
  194. Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  195. Insolvency Rules Committee
  196. The Insolvency Service
  197. Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education separate website
  198. Intellectual Property Office

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  199. Invest Northern Ireland separate website
  200. Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office separate website
  201. Investigatory Powers Tribunal separate website
  202. Iraq Inquiry separate website
  203. Joint Nature Conservation Committee separate website
  204. Judicial Appointments Commission separate website
  205. Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman
  206. Judicial Office separate website
  207. Labour Relations Agency (Northern Ireland) separate website
  208. Lake District National Park Authority separate website
  209. Lammy Review
  210. Land Registration Rule Committee
  211. Law Commission separate website
  212. Leasehold Advisory Service separate website
  213. Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland separate website
  214. Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman separate website
  215. LocatED separate website
  216. Low Level Waste Repository Ltd
  217. Low Pay Commission
  218. Magnox Ltd
  219. Marine Accident Investigation Branch
  220. Marine Management Organisation
  221. Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  222. Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission separate website
  223. Medical Research Council separate website
  224. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  225. Met Office separate website

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  226. Migration Advisory Committee
  227. Money and Pensions Service separate website
  228. Morecambe Bay Investigation
  229. NHS Blood and Transplant separate website
  230. NHS Business Services Authority separate website
  231. NHS Counter Fraud Authority separate website
  232. NHS Digital separate website
  233. NHS England separate website
  234. NHS Improvement separate website
  235. NHS Pay Review Body
  236. NHS Resolution separate website
  237. NHS Wales Informatics Service separate website
  238. National Army Museum separate website
  239. National Citizen Service separate website
  240. National Counter Terrorism Security Office
  241. National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body
  242. National Data Guardian
  243. National Forest Company separate website
  244. National Heritage Memorial Fund separate website

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  245. National Highways separate website
  246. National Information Board
  247. National Infrastructure Commission separate website
  248. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence separate website
  249. The National Lottery Community Fund separate website
  250. National Lottery Heritage Fund separate website
  251. National Museum of the Royal Navy separate website
  252. National Museums Liverpool separate website
  253. National Security Technology and Innovation Exchange
  254. Natural England
  255. Natural Environment Research Council separate website
  256. Natural History Museum separate website
  257. Natural Resources Wales separate website
  258. Network Rail separate website
  259. New Forest National Park Authority separate website
  260. North York Moors National Park Authority separate website
  261. Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
  262. Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service separate website
  263. Northern Ireland Housing Executive separate website
  264. Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission separate website
  265. Northern Ireland Policing Board separate website
  266. Northern Ireland Prison Service separate website
  267. Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency separate website
  268. Northern Lighthouse Board separate website
  269. Northumberland National Park Authority separate website
  270. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  271. Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board
  272. Nuclear Research Advisory Council
  273. Ofcom separate website
  274. Office for Budget Responsibility separate website
  275. Office for Communications Data Authorisations
  276. Office for National Statistics separate website
  277. Office for Students separate website
  278. Office of Manpower Economics
  279. Office of Tax Simplification
  280. Office of the Children's Commissioner separate website
  281. Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
  282. Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland separate website
  283. Office of the Public Guardian
  284. Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists separate website
  285. Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies
  286. Office of the Schools Adjudicator
  287. Official Solicitor and Public Trustee
  288. Oil and Gas Authority separate website
  289. Parades Commission for Northern Ireland separate website
  290. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman separate website
  291. Parole Board
  292. Payment Systems Regulator separate website
  293. Peak District National Park Authority separate website
  294. The Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman separate website
  295. The Pensions Ombudsman separate website
  296. The Pensions Regulator separate website
  297. Phone-paid Services Authority separate website
  298. Planning Inspectorate
  299. Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal
  300. Police Advisory Board for England and Wales
  301. Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal
  302. Police Remuneration Review Body
  303. Police Service of Northern Ireland separate website
  304. Porton Biopharma Limited separate website
  305. Prison Service Pay Review Body
  306. Prisons and Probation Ombudsman separate website
  307. Privy Council Office separate website
  308. Probation Board for Northern Ireland separate website
  309. Probation Service
  310. Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care separate website
  311. Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland) separate website
  312. Public Health Wales separate website
  313. Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland separate website
  314. Public Services Ombudsman for Wales separate website
  315. Pubs Code Adjudicator
  316. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre separate website
  317. Radioactive Waste Management
  318. Rail Accident Investigation Branch
  319. Rail Safety and Standards Board separate website
  320. Reclaim Fund Ltd
  321. Regulator of Social Housing
  322. Regulatory Policy Committee
  323. Remploy Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd separate website
  324. Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations (RFCA)
  325. Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration
  326. The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest separate website
  327. Royal Air Force Museum separate website
  328. Royal Armouries Museum separate website
  329. Royal Mint separate website
  330. Royal Mint Advisory Committee
  331. Royal Museums Greenwich separate website
  332. Rural Payments Agency

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  333. S4C separate website
  334. Salix Finance Ltd separate website
  335. School Teachers' Review Body
  336. Science Advisory Council
  337. Science Museum Group separate website
  338. Science and Technology Facilities Council separate website
  339. Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal Weapons
  340. Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
  341. Sea Fish Industry Authority separate website
  342. Secret Intelligence Service separate website
  343. Security Industry Authority
  344. The Security Service separate website
  345. Security Vetting Appeals Panel
  346. Sellafield Ltd
  347. Senior Salaries Review Body
  348. Sentencing Council for England and Wales separate website
  349. Service Complaints Ombudsman separate website
  350. Service Prosecuting Authority
  351. Single Source Regulations Office
  352. Sir John Soane's Museum separate website
  353. Small Business Commissioner
  354. Social Mobility Commission

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    Other

  355. Social Science Research Committee separate website
  356. Social Security Advisory Committee
  357. Social Work England separate website
  358. South Downs National Park Authority separate website
  359. Sport England separate website
  360. Sport Northern Ireland (Sports Council for Northern Ireland) separate website
  361. Sports Council for Wales separate website
  362. Sports Grounds Safety Authority separate website
  363. Stabilisation Unit
  364. Standards and Testing Agency
  365. Student Loans Company
  366. Submarine Delivery Agency
  367. Surveillance Camera Commissioner
  368. Tate separate website
  369. Teaching Regulation Agency
  370. Technical Advisory Board
  371. The Theatres Trust separate website
  372. Trade Remedies Authority
  373. Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
  374. Transport Focus separate website
  375. Treasure Valuation Committee separate website
  376. Tribunal Procedure Committee
  377. Trinity House separate website
  378. UK Anti-Doping separate website
  379. UK Asset Resolution Limited separate website
  380. UK Atomic Energy Authority
  381. UK Co-ordinating Body
  382. UK Debt Management Office separate website
  383. UK Government Investments separate website

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  384. UK Health Security Agency
  385. UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation
  386. UK Hydrographic Office
  387. UK Research and Innovation separate website
  388. UK Space Agency
  389. UK Sport separate website

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  390. Valuation Office Agency

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  391. Valuation Tribunal Service separate website
  392. Valuation Tribunal for England separate website
  393. Vehicle Certification Agency separate website
  394. Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees
  395. Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  396. Veterinary Products Committee
  397. Victims' Commissioner separate website
  398. Victoria and Albert Museum separate website
  399. VisitBritain separate website
  400. VisitEngland separate website
  401. Wales Audit Office separate website
  402. Wallace Collection separate website
  403. Welsh Language Commissioner separate website
  404. Westminster Foundation for Democracy separate website
  405. Wilton Park separate website
  406. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority separate website
  407. Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland separate website
  408. Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

High profile groups

There are 109 High profile groups

  1. Bona Vacantia
  2. Border Force
  3. British Cattle Movement Service
  4. Cabinet Office Board
  5. Central Digital and Data Office
  6. Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  7. Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
  8. Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser
  9. Civil Nuclear Constabulary
  10. Civil Service Board
  11. Civil Service Fast Stream
  12. Civil Service Group
  13. Civil Service HR
  14. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund
  15. Defence Academy of the United Kingdom separate website
  16. Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  17. Defence Nuclear Organisation
  18. Defence Safety Authority
  19. Defence Sixth Form College separate website
  20. Defence and Security Accelerator
  21. Digital, Data and Technology Profession
  22. Disability Unit

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    Other

  23. District Valuer Services (DVS)
  24. Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate
  25. Evaluation Task Force
  26. Export Control Joint Unit
  27. Fleet Air Arm Museum separate website
  28. Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme
  29. Further Education Commissioner
  30. Geospatial Commission
  31. Gov Facility Services Limited
  32. Government Analysis Function
  33. Government Chemist
  34. Government Commercial Function
  35. Government Communication Service
  36. Government Corporate Finance Profession
  37. Government Data Quality Hub
  38. Government Digital Service
  39. Government Economic Service
  40. Government Finance Function
  41. Government Geography Profession
  42. Government Knowledge & Information Management Profession
  43. Government Occupational Psychology Profession
  44. Government Operational Research Service
  45. Government Partnerships International
  46. Government Planning Inspectors
  47. Government Planning Profession
  48. Government Property Function
  49. Government Recruitment Service
  50. Government Science & Engineering Profession
  51. Government Security Profession
  52. Government Skills and Curriculum Unit
  53. Government Social Research Profession
  54. Government Statistical Service separate website
  55. Government Tax Profession
  56. Government Veterinary Services
  57. HM Nautical Almanac Office
  58. HM Passport Office
  59. Healthcare UK
  60. Immigration Enforcement
  61. Innovate UK
  62. Intelligence Analysis
  63. Internal Audit Profession
  64. Life Sciences Organisation
  65. Medical Profession
  66. Military Aviation Authority
  67. Modernisation and Reform
  68. National Cyber Force
  69. National Cyber Security Centre separate website
  70. National Leadership Centre separate website
  71. National security and intelligence
  72. Nuclear Waste Services
  73. Office for Artificial Intelligence
  74. Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
  75. Office for Investment
  76. Office for Life Sciences
  77. Office for Product Safety and Standards
  78. Office for Veterans' Affairs
  79. Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
  80. Office for the Internal Market
  81. Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
  82. Office of the Parliamentary Counsel
  83. Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning
  84. Open Public Services
  85. Operational Delivery Profession
  86. Policy Profession

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  87. Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative
  88. Procurement profession
  89. Project Delivery Profession
  90. Queen's Harbour Master
  91. Race Disparity Unit

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    Other

  92. Regional Schools Commissioners
  93. Royal Marines Museum separate website
  94. Royal Navy Submarine Museum separate website
  95. Rural Development Programme for England Network
  96. Strategic Command
  97. UK Council for Internet Safety
  98. UK Defence and Security Exports
  99. UK National Authority for Counter-Eavesdropping
  100. UK National Contact Point
  101. UK National Screening Committee
  102. UK Visas and Immigration
  103. United Kingdom Reserve Forces Association
  104. United Kingdom Security Vetting
  105. Veterans UK
  106. Windrush Commemoration Committee
  107. Youth Custody Service
  108. jHub Defence Innovation

Public corporations

There are 13 Public corporations

  1. Architects Registration Board separate website
  2. BBC separate website
  3. BBC World Service separate website
  4. Channel 4 separate website
  5. Civil Aviation Authority separate website
  6. Crossrail International separate website
  7. Historic Royal Palaces separate website
  8. London and Continental Railways Limited separate website
  9. National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Corporation separate website
  10. Office for Nuclear Regulation separate website
  11. The Oil and Pipelines Agency
  12. Ordnance Survey separate website
  13. Pension Protection Fund separate website

Devolved administrations

There are 3 Devolved administrations

  1. Northern Ireland Executive separate website

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  2. The Scottish Government separate website

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  3. Welsh Government separate website

    Works with 4 agencies and public bodies

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