Research & Publications - 2012

It takes two: how to create effective relations between ALBs and Departments

March 22 2012

It takes two: how to create effective relations between ALBs and Departments

Effective relations between Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) and Government Departments are critical to the efficient and effective delivery of public services and it is crucial that we get them right.

The Public Chairs’ Forum (PCF) and the Institute for Government are pleased to publish this framework for good practice aimed at creating effective relationships between government and arms-length bodies.

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Cabinet Office Checklist

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Cabinet Office have recently produced a checklist to help Arms Length Bodies and Departments to ensure that the most important aspects of managing transitions are considered. Inevitably, no one transition is identical to another one and depending on the type of transition you are involved in, there will be certain things within the checklist that don't apply to the specific circumstances of your transition.

So, rather than having to explore which parts are relevant to your circumstances, the Public Chairs' Forum has designed an application that will do this for you. By answering some simple questions about your transition, the application will produce a customised report and checklist, ensuring you focus on the right issues at the right time. We hope that the combination of the checklist and application will help to bring clarity, focus and practical solutions to an often complex process. Download your personalised report here.