NAO report: Departments’ oversight of ALBs

NAO report: Departments’ oversight of ALBs
July 05 2016

This morning the NAO have published their latest report ‘Departments’ oversight of ALBs’ which looks at how departments manage the relationship with their ALBs. The study focuses on four departments BIS, DEFRA, DCMS and MoJ, comparing and contrasting their approaches to ALB oversight.

To read the full report please follow this link: https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Departments-oversight-of-arms-length-bodies-a-comparative-study.pdf

We welcome these recommendations and support the view that departmental oversight should be focused on maximising the quality of services delivered by ALBs; assurance should be proportionate to the level of independence required for the ALB to deliver its function; and that departments could be maximising opportunities to provide greater value by taking full advantage of the skills in ALBs to develop policy and achieve the overall departmental objectives. We are looking forwarding to working with Cabinet Office as they continue their programme of public body reform and to contributing to this work whenever we can add value.

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