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20 March 2020 — News story
ACOBA is operating as usual but working remotely in line with Government advice on COVID-19. We are contactable via telephone and email, with email preferred.
18 December 2019 — Collection
The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments’ advice in relation to appointments it is aware have been taken up, or announced, in 2018-2019
The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments’ advice in relation to appointments it is aware have been taken up, or announced, in 2019-2020
2 June 2021 — Guidance
How former ministers and senior crown servants (director general level and above, and equivalents) should apply for advice from ACOBA.
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The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) considers applications under the business appointment rules about new jobs for former ministers, senior civil servants and other Crown servants.
ACOBA is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Cabinet Office.
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