Guidance

Public bodies: information and guidance

Guidance for departments about public bodies, including setup, governance, financial management and sponsorship.

Documents

Advisory NDPBs: corporate governance arrangements

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Advisory NDPBs: corporate governance arrangements").

The approval process for the creation of non-departmental public bodies

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("The approval process for the creation of non-departmental public bodies ").

Categories of public bodies: a guide for departments

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Categories of public bodies: a guide for departments ").

Executive agencies: a guide for departments

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Executive agencies: a guide for departments").

Public bodies guide for departments: overview and contents

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments: overview and contents").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 1: Case assessment and classification

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 1: Case assessment and classification").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 2: Policy and characteristics

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 2: Policy and characteristics ").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 3: Setting up a new public body (legislation)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 3: Setting up a new public body (legislation)").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 4: Setting up a new executive NDPB (practical tasks)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 4: Setting up a new executive NDPB (practical tasks) ").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 5: Public body staff

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 5: Public body staff ").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 6: Financial management - accountability

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 6: Financial management - accountability").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 7: Financial management - planning, funding and control

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 7: Financial management - planning, funding and control ").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 8: Openness and accountability

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 8: Openness and accountability").

Public bodies guide for departments chapter 10: Dissolving a public body

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Public bodies guide for departments chapter 10: Dissolving a public body").

Additional guidance for reviews of public sector research establishments

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Additional guidance for reviews of public sector research establishments").

Introduction to sponsorship: induction pack for new sponsors of arm's-length bodies

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Introduction to sponsorship: induction pack for new sponsors of arm's-length bodies").

Sponsorship specialism competency framework

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email publiccorrespondence@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Sponsorship specialism competency framework").

Detail

‘Public bodies: a guide for departments’ supersedes the previous September 2004 version of non-departmental public body guidance.
 
Chapters 3 and 4 are supplemented by ‘The approval process for the creation of non-departmental public bodies’ on this page.

Chapter 9: Reviewing a public body has been replaced by Guidance on reviews of non-departmental public bodies (pdf, 272kb) and ‘Advisory NDPBs: corporate governance arrangements’ on this page.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.