Policy paper

Public bodies reform: strategy

This strategy sets out how the government will make public bodies more efficient, accountable and effective.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This strategy covers 2014 to 2017. It sets out how we will review and reform public bodies to make them leaner, more efficient, more accountable, and more effective.

It has 3 main parts:

  • a strengthened review programme for public bodies, concentrating on securing efficiency savings
  • a unified policy responsibility for the structure and governance of non-ministerial departments in the public bodies reform team
  • stronger, more strategic relationships between public bodies and departments
Published 18 July 2014