This page contains information on public bodies. This includes statistical information on non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), links to more detailed information on NDPBs and copies of guidance for Goverment Departments on the establishment of Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
Last updated - 9th April 2010
Public Bodies is the annual Cabinet Office report on the non-departmental public bodies (NDPB) sector. Public Bodies 2009 lists all NDPBs as at 31 March 2009 – and provides headline information on the staffing, funding and expenditure of the NDPB sector. Public Bodies 2009 also provides statistical information on those serving on the boards of NDPBs and similar public bodies.
Public Bodies 2009 (PDF 157KB, 27 pages)
Public Bodies has been published annually since 1980. Copies dating back to 1998 are available online.
Archive of Public Bodies
The Cabinet Office report Public Bodies provides lists of all NDPBs and headline information on the NDPB sector. More detailed information on each NDPB is published by individual Departments and by the NDPB itself.
More information on individual NDPBs
Executive Agencies: A Guide for Departments [PDF, 104KB, 20 pages]
This updated guidance supersedes the previous September 2004 version of the NDPB Guidance.