In June 2011 the Cabinet Office issued new guidance on the review process for all non-departmental public bodies (NDBPs). The War Pensions Committees are established as NDBPs and the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (VAPCs) pilot have been administered as such. New Cabinet Office guidance requires all NDPBs to undergo triennial reviews.
The triennial review of the VAPCs is now complete. The review examined a number of options including moving the functions to private companies, 3rd sector or in-house and concluded that for reasons of political impartiality they must be discounted. The NDPB model is the most appropriate way of delivering the advice and functions of the VAPCs. A review of corporate governance arrangements has also been conducted and confirms that the VAPCs meet best practice.