This guidance explains how to carry out triennial reviews of non-departmental public bodies and lists reviews scheduled for 2014 to 2015.
All non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) undergo a substantive review at least once every 3 years. These triennial reviews aim to:
- challenge the continuing need for individual NDPBs, both their function and their form
- review the control and governance arrangements
This updated guidance includes:
- a greater emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness: departments must report on efficiency savings that they have identified through the review
- more use of combined, or clustered, reviews of bodies to make best use of departmental resources
- a stronger role for Cabinet Office working with departments to agree the terms of reference and timelines for reviews
A report must be published at the end of each review: see the latest triennial review reports.