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How the DfT works

The role of the Department for Transport is to determine overall transport strategy and to manage relationships with the Agencies responsible for the delivery of that vision.

Organisation of the Department for Transport

Information on the responsibilities of the DfT and the various executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

21 December 2005
Last update:
11 June 2009

DfT - Departmental strategic objectives

A short note setting out the Department's Strategic Objectives and the indicators which underpin their delivery. The note also refers to the PSA that the Department will lead under the new framework.

17 March 2008
Last update:
22 December 2009

Motoring and Freight Services Group Corporate Governance Framework

This document sets out the governance arrangements for the Motoring and Freight Services Group which consists of 3 HQ directorates and 5 agencies. It is designed to replace individual agency framework documents. It therefore describes briefly the work of the Group's directorates and agencies, the relative roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of key personnel, the legislative framework under which the agencies operate and the relationship between the agencies and the central department.

DfT business costs

In line with Cabinet Office guidance, DfT publishes the business costs of its most senior officials and non-executive directors.

09 November 2009
Last update:
09 December 2009

DfT Public Service Agreement targets

Provides target details on the DfT's PSA targets.

About the DfT Executive Agencies and Trading funds

The DfT works with a number of agencies who are responsible for the delivery of policy. This section contains information on the work that they do.

21 December 2005
Last update:
13 January 2010

DfT Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB)

DfT sponsors a number of organisations with responsibility for delivery. This section contains information on the work that they do and also a copy of the Department's Annual Public Appointments Plan.

Sustainable development action plan

A sustainable development action plan for the Department for Transport and its agencies.

Guidance on value for money

Guidance about the clear and consistent assessment of value for money for officials putting submissions to DfT ministers about investment decisions and choices.


An introduction to the Honours system including how to identify and nominate a candidate; list of New Years honours.

Minutes of DfT Executive Committee and DfT Board meetings

Publication of the Executive Committee and DfT Board meeting minutes.

02 November 2009
Last update:
17 November 2009

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