Public authorities

Found 184 public authorities in the category ‘Crown Bodies’

Active Travel England manages the national active travel budget, awarding funding for projects. It inspects finished schemes and asks for funds to be r...
40 requests.
Also called ACAS When the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 came into force ACAS became fully covered by the FOI Act. ACAS have asked us to point those with...
73 requests.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) was formerly known as The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). The name change occurred...
200 requests.
Also called APA
Defunct.
0 requests.
Also called AGO The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) provides legal advice and support to the Attorney General and the Solicitor General (the Law Officers) who give leg...
518 requests.
The Azelle Rodney Inquiry is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but has been added to this site because it was established by the Gover...
Defunct.
0 requests.
Also called Army The Royal Military Police is part of the British Army. * Accessing service records If you are seeking information related to your own or others' servi...
1187 requests.
The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and ensures the effective running of government. They are also the corporate headquarters for government...
3701 requests.
Also called Cadw
61 requests.
Also called COI The Central Office of Information closed on 31st March 2012.
Defunct.
36 requests.
Also called Cefas Cefas is an agency of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Cefas provides expert advice and data relating to marine and freshwater sc...
59 requests.
Also called Charity Commission Not called the "Charities Commission" but sometimes searched for using that term.
1217 requests.
The Child Maintenance Service is for when parents can’t agree to a family-based arrangement regarding financial support towards your child’s everyday l...
545 requests.
376 requests.
The Competition and Markets Authority is a non-ministerial government department, it is the UK's lead competition and consumer body. The CMA aims to...
175 requests.
The Crown Commercial Service brings together, as one organisation, Government Procurement Service (GPS), the commercial function of the Cabinet Office,...
404 requests.
Also called CPS The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the head of the Crown Prosecution Service. The Director operates under the superintendence of the Attorney...
1556 requests.
Also called DNO The Defence Nuclear Organisation is a part of the Ministry Of Defence
16 requests.
Also called Dstl The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence.
127 requests.
Also called DBT The 7 February 2023 announcement of the creation of the department stated: "A combined Department for Business and Trade will support growth by backing...
137 requests.
Also called BEIS On 7 February 2023 the Government announced a restructuring of Government departments. BEIS was split to form the Department for Business and Tra...
Defunct.
1080 requests.
Also called BERR On the 5th of June 2009 the Government created a new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Department was created by merging BERR and DIU...
Defunct.
82 requests.
Also called BIS As of July 2016 department's responsibilities have been taken on by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. On the 5th of June 2009...
Defunct.
688 requests.
Also called DCSF On the 12 May 2010 the Government created a new Department for Education. FOI requests to the successor department can be made via: http://www.whatdot...
Defunct.
288 requests.
Also called DfC This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serves Northern Ireland.
260 requests.
Also called DCAL As of the 9th of May 2016 the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland) was dissolved with its responsibilities largely taken on by t...
Defunct.
53 requests.
Also called DCMS Between 3 July 2017 and 7 February 2023 this department was known as the 'Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport'[1,2] The Government Art...
1193 requests.
Also called DfE The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services. It replaces the Department for Childr...
6455 requests.
Also called DELNI As of the 9th of May 2016 the Department for Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland) was dissolved. Many of its responsibilities have been taken on...
Defunct.
54 requests.
Also called DESNZ The 7 February 2023 announcement of the creation of the department stated: "A new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, has been tasked with sec...
85 requests.
Also called Defra
1920 requests.
Also called DEEU The Department for Exiting the European Union closed on 31 January 2020. *. The Government department responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave...
Defunct.
241 requests.
Also called Infrastructure-NI Prior to 9 May 2016 the department was called the Department for Regional Development (Northern Ireland) DfI Rivers is part of the Department for In...
300 requests.
Also called DIUS On the 5th of June 2009 the Government created a new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Department was created by merging BERR and DIU...
Defunct.
35 requests.
Also called DFID This body closed in September 2020[1,2]. To make a new request, you should visit its successor - the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, wh...
Defunct.
402 requests.
Also called DIT The overall responsibility for promoting British trade across the world. The Department for International Trade was created in July 2016, its role is t...
Defunct.
453 requests.
Also called DSIT The 7 February 2023 announcement of the creation of the department stated: "A dedicated Department for Science, Innovation and Technology will drive th...
55 requests.
As of the 9th of May 2016 the Department for Social Development (Northern Ireland) was dissolved with its responsibilities largely taken on by the Depa...
Defunct.
264 requests.
This department has a very broad range of responsibilities including economic research, statistics and policy, employment and skills matters, policy an...
135 requests.
Also called DfT The Department for Transport (Welsh: Adran am Drafnidiaeth) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited nu...
3451 requests.
Also called DWP The DWP is responsible for welfare and pension policy, and is one of the largest departments within the UK Government.[1] Requests to the Pensions Ser...
13878 requests.
Also called DAERA Local lighthouse authority A local lighthouse authority is a statutory harbour authority, a local council or other body with responsibility for mainta...
153 requests.
Also called DENI Note the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) is part of the Department of Education.* This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily s...
177 requests.
Also called DECC As of July 2016 department's responsibilities have been taken on by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Department brings t...
Defunct.
421 requests.
Also called DETI As of the 9th of May 2016 the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (Northern Ireland) was replaced by the Department for the Economy (Norther...
Defunct.
29 requests.
Also called DoF (NI) Known as Department of Finance and Personnel (Northern Ireland) until 9th May 2016. NICS HR, the centralised human resources function for the Northern...
440 requests.
Also called DHSC Known as the Department of Health (DH) until January 2018. The department is responsible for health and social care in England.[1] The Department p...
5150 requests.
Formerly known as the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland). On 01 April 2022, it took over the functions of the...
518 requests.
Also called DOJNI The criminal records checking organisation AccessNI is a branch of the Department of Justice (Northern Ireland), request to AccessNI can be made here....
194 requests.
This body ceased to exist on the 9th of May 2016 following a restructuring of Northern Ireland government departments, its responsibilities have been t...
Defunct.
76 requests.
Also called DBS Please do not use this website for personal correspondence with the Disclosure and Barring Service such as following up a disclosure application. C...
280 requests.
93 requests.
Also called DVLA The DVLA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport, responsible for licensing drivers within Great Britain (the Driver and Vehicle Agency...
3489 requests.
Also called DVSA The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency was formed on the 2nd of April 2014 from the merger of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the...
684 requests.
Also called DSA This body merged with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency as of the 2nd of April 2014.
Defunct.
125 requests.
Education Scotland was established on 1 July 2011 by the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning as a new public body...
158 requests.
Also called Executive Office Previously the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland) This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serv...
209 requests.
Also called UK Export Finance Export Credits Guarantee Department, the United Kingdom’s export credit agency, uses "UK Export Finance" as an "operating name". (See their "About Us"...
100 requests.
This body was known as FCO Services until 2 September 2020, when it rebranded[1] to FCDO Services. It is a trading fund of the Foreign, Commonwealth an...
77 requests.
On 1st April 2009, Fisheries Research Services was merged into the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency.
Defunct.
3 requests.
Also called FCO This body closed in September 2020[1,2]. To make a new request, you should visit its successor - the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, wh...
Defunct.
1615 requests.
Also called FCDO The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office was created on 1 September 2020[1] as a merger between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and...
792 requests.
Forest Research is Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree related research. Forest Research is an Executive Agency of the Fore...
27 requests.
The Forestry Commission is unusual in that it is both a Government Department and a statutory body with a board of Commissioners.[1] Users wishing to...
242 requests.
This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serves Northern Ireland.
21 requests.
Also called GRO The GRO, since 2008, has been a part of HM Passport Office. It's also known as the "National Register Office". The GRO oversees civil registration i...
389 requests.
0 requests.
Also called GAD
75 requests.
Also called GCHQ GCHQ is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act and therefore will not process such requests. Under Regulation 4 of the Environmental Information...
46 requests.
The Government Equalities Office leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality. The Government Equalities Off...
202 requests.
Also called GEM
3 requests.
On 1 April 2015 the Treasury Solicitor's Department became the Government Legal Department. ‘Bona Vacantia’ means vacant goods and is the name gi...
236 requests.
Also called GO-Science The Government Chief Scientific Adviser leads the Government Office for Science. The Government Office for Science provides the secretariat for the...
124 requests.
The Government Office Network closes at the end of March 2011 and their requests are now being handled by the Department for Communities and Local Gove...
Defunct.
12 requests.
The inquiry is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but has been added to this site because it was established by the Government to carry...
5 requests.
Also called HSE The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety[1], and also the Building Safety Regulator in Eng...
1168 requests.
Also called HSL The Health and Safety Laboratory is an independent agency of the Health and Safety Executive.
11 requests.
On 1st October 2015 Historic Scotland and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland were dissolved and their functions and p...
Defunct.
33 requests.
Also called HMCTS Please note that His Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is separate from the Judiciary. HMCTS deals purely with administration. They are not...
3280 requests.
HMIE was merged with Learning and Teaching Scotland to create Education Scotland
Defunct.
6 requests.
Also called HMPO HM Passport Office, an agency of the Home Office, is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services in England and Wal...
866 requests.
Also called HMPPS Formerly known as National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
636 requests.
This website makes all correspondence public. Do not use this public service to request other's personal information such as location of prisoners, or...
1080 requests.
Also called HMRC Do not make requests for your own personal information, or seek to correspond about your own personal circumstances, via WhatDoTheyKnow. Anything which...
4193 requests.
HM Treasury is the UK government department responsible for public finance policy and economic policy.[1] The Chancellor of the Exchequer has overall r...
2447 requests.
Looking for information about your immigration case? You cannot use this website to obtain immigration advice or ask questions about your own case. Yo...
15378 requests.

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