The approvals process for the creation of new arm's-length bodies

Setting up a new arm's length body, including considerations about classification, structure and different delivery models.


The Approvals Process for the Creation of New Arm’s-Length Bodies

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The guidance includes the following topics:

  • Chapter 1: ALBs and their classification
  • Chapter 2: What should be considered when deciding whether a new ALB is required?
  • Chapter 3: Reclassification, mergers, restructures and closures
  • Chapter 4: Alternative delivery models
  • Chapter 5: Considerations on location of the ALB
  • Chapter 6: The approval process for setting up new ALBs
  • Annex A: Writing the business case
  • Annex B: Efficiency and other considerations
Published 14 December 2012
Last updated 15 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance has been attached: 'The Approvals Process for the Creation of New Arm’s-Length Bodies: Guidance for Departments'.
  2. First published.