Guidance

Public bodies: information and guidance

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

Documents

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

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Categories of public bodies: a guide for departments

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Code of conduct for board members of public bodies

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Executive agencies: a guide for departments

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Public bodies guide for departments: overview and contents

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

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Public bodies guide for departments chapter 2: Policy and characteristics

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

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

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Public bodies guide for departments chapter 5: Public body staff

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

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

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Public bodies guide for departments chapter 8: Openness and accountability

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

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

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Sponsorship specialism competency framework

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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Chapter 9: Reviewing a public body has been replaced by Triennial reviews guidance.