Details of the broad range of public bodies, sometimes known as quangos, sponsored by the UK government.
The 2013 release of Public Bodies aims to provide a single transparent statement on a broad range of bodies sponsored by the UK government.
The data contained in this report represents management information that is provided in the interests of improving transparency in the public bodies sector. They are not official statistics. Unless stated otherwise a common reporting date of 31 March 2013 is used. More recently updated information may be available, eg data is published by sponsoring departments and the Office for National Statistics. In addition, related information on public appointments is published by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
You can also read Progress on public bodies reform: December 2013 for more detail about progress against specific targets.