The Cabinet Office provides advice and guidance on the creation, organisation and management of public bodies and on appointments to their boards.
The Cabinet Office publishes a list of all non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) annually, together with information on their staffing, funding and expenditure. We also provide statistical information on public appointments.
The Cabinet Office maintains a list of all ministerial government departments, non-ministerial government departments and executive agencies.
The Cabinet Office produces a range of guidance for government departments relating to public bodies.
The Government’s overall approach to public bodies reform is set out in the response to the Public Administration Select Committee report “Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango State” published on 16 March 2011