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Executive agencies guidance
Executive Agencies: A Guide for Departments [PDF, 104KB, 20 pages]
Public Bodies: A Guide for Departments
This updated guidance supersedes the previous September 2004 version of the NDPB Guidance.
Overview of Guidance Documents - Contents
Chapter 1: Case assessment and classification of a Public Body
Chapter 2: Policy and characteristics of a Public Body
Chapter 3: Setting up a new Public Body - The Legislative Requirements
Chapter 4: Setting up a New Executive NDPB - The Practical Tasks
Chapter 5: Public Body Staff
Chapter 6: Financial Management - Accountability
Chapter 7: Financial Management - Planning, Funding and Control
Chapter 8: Policy - Openness and Accountability
Chapter 9: Reviewing a Public Body
Chapter 10: Dissolving a Public Body
Public Bodies Directory 2007, and archive of previous years' editions of Public Bodies.
Please note that these are large documents.