Public authorities

Found 117 public authorities in the category ‘Executive agencies’

Active Travel England manages the national active travel budget, awarding funding for projects. It inspects finished schemes and asks for funds to be r...
33 requests.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) was formerly known as The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). The name change occurred...
181 requests.
On 1st April 2011, Animal Health became part of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
50 requests.
Also called APA
0 requests.
Also called BPFO The British Forces Post Office provides a postal and courier service to UK armed forces based all around the world.
10 requests.
On 1st October 2011, Buying Solutions became the Government Procurement Service.
13 requests.
Also called COI The Central Office of Information closed on 31st March 2012.
36 requests.
On 1 April 2009 Central Science Laboratory merged with Defra's Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate, Plant Varieties and Seeds, Defra Plant Health Divis...
5 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...
55 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...
513 requests.
353 requests.
14 requests.
Also called CRB On 1st December 2012, the CRB was replaced by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
57 requests.
The Crown Commercial Service brings together, as one organisation, Government Procurement Service (GPS), the commercial function of the Cabinet Office,...
376 requests.
Also called DECA The Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) was launched as a Ministry of Defence Trading Agency on 1 April 2015. The organisation was pr...
23 requests.
Also called Dstl The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence.
112 requests.
Also called DSDA
10 requests.
Also called DSG Defence Support Group closed in March 2015. Part of the Defence Support Group (DSG) was sold to Babcock on 31 March 2015 while the remainder became the...
3 requests.
Also called DVA The Defence Vetting Agency has closed. Vetting activities are now mainly carried out by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV).
10 requests.
Also called DCYP Previously known as Service Children's Education. The Directorate of Children and Young People (DCYP) was established in 2010 to provide a single Mini...
26 requests.
87 requests.
Also called DVANI Formed following a merger of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency on 1 April 2007....
53 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...
3339 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...
643 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.
125 requests.
Also called ESFA The Education and Skills Funding Agency was established on 1 April 2017, and is an executive agency of the Department for Education. It takes on funct...
255 requests.
The functions of this former public authority have been taken on by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to which all requests should now be directe...
185 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...
149 requests.
The Environment Agency is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body. Its principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sus...
2129 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...
68 requests.
Also called fera The National Bee Unit was part of FERA. Some functions of the Food and Environment Research Agency including the Bee Inspectorate, the Plants Health...
20 requests.
Also called FSNI Previously known as the "Forensic Science Agency Northern Ireland". This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serves Northern Ireland.
11 requests.
Forest Research is Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree related research. Forest Research is an Executive Agency of the Fore...
24 requests.
Forestry and Land Scotland will look after national forests and land to enhance biodiversity, support tourism and increase access to the green spaces t...
13 requests.
Known as Forest Enterprise (England) until a rebranding as of 1 April 2019. This body manages 250,000 hectares of publicly owned woodland and ot...
67 requests.
This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serves Northern Ireland.
18 requests.
The GRO, since 2008, has been a part of His Majesty's Passport Office. It's also known as the "National Register Office". The GRO oversees civil reg...
368 requests.
This agency ceased to exist as of 1 October 2012 (Parliamentary answer). The agency's activities appear to have been taken over by the Department fo...
13 requests.
Also called GEM
1 request.
Also called GOE part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
17 requests.
Before 1st October 2011, the Government Procurement Service was called Buying Solutions. The Government Procurement Service is now part of the Cro...
60 requests.
Also called GPA The Government Property Agency (GPA) delivers property and workplace solutions across government by managing central government property as a strategic...
28 requests.
After April 2015, the Highways Agency was replaced by Highways England.
378 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...
3130 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...
823 requests.
Also called HMPPS Formerly known as National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
602 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...
1052 requests.
341 requests.
This is the UK Intellectual Property Office; though the "UK" is no longer part of their name. Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the...
129 requests.
Also called Land and Property Services Between May 2015 and July 2021 we prevented requests being made to Land and Property Services (LPS) via WhatDoTheyKnow as LPS had ceased to be a public...
24 requests.
742 requests.
The Legal Aid Agency is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice.
348 requests.
Also called LSANI Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland is an Executive Agency of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and was established on 1 April 2015. The Agency operat...
8 requests.
Also called MCA Also known as the Marine and Coastguard Agency. The post of Receiver of Wreck currently sits within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
438 requests.
Also called mhs The Meat Hygiene Service was merged with the Food Standards Agency>in 2010.
3 requests.
Also called MHRA The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and The Review Panel are part of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory A...
979 requests.
Also called Met Office The Met Office is the UK's national weather service, and a trading fund of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), operatin...
236 requests.
Also called MDP The Ministry of Defence Police is a specialised national civilian police service. MDP provides civil policing and armed security for Defence and Cr...
406 requests.
The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales and holds over 1,000 years of public recor...
280 requests.
Also called NCTL NCTL is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
21 requests.
Also called NFSA The National Fraud Authority (NFA) was an executive agency of the Home Office[1], previously called "National Fraud Strategic Authority".
42 requests.
Also called NMRO Previously known as the National Weights and Measurements Laboratory and the National Measurement Office. This body became defunct in April 2016, when...
9 requests.
Also called NPS
113 requests.
Also called NS&I NS&I is a state-owned savings bank that offers Premium Bonds and a range of other savings and investment products.
99 requests.
Also called NHS PASA
4 requests.
Also called NIEA This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serves Northern Ireland.
72 requests.
This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serves Northern Ireland.
71 requests.
Also called OPSS The Office for Product Safety and Standards covers general (non-food) consumer product safety, excluding vehicles, medicines and medical devices, or wo...
32 requests.
The Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government responsible for administering the process of personal bankruptcy a...
23 requests.
Also called North Sea Transition Authority A regulator of the oil, gas and carbon storage industries. This body assumed the operating name of North Sea Transition Authority on 21 March 2022[...
215 requests.
On 1st April 2015, Ordnance Survey’s business passed to Ordnance Survey Limited, a Government-owned company.
61 requests.
Also called OSNI Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland is the official mapping agency of Northern Ireland. This authority is based in Northern Ireland, or primarily serve...
9 requests.
Also called PPPA
7 requests.
The National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate is part of the Planning Inspectorate
299 requests.
Also called PHE Public Health England has been replaced by UK Health Security Agency and the Office for Health Improvement & Disparities (part of the Department of...
1138 requests.
The Rent Service was responsible for providing rental valuation services for the private rented housing sector for housing benefit services. Its functi...
2 requests.
98 requests.
219 requests.
Also called SCCRC
18 requests.
Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulations.
13 requests.
Also called SPS The Scottish Prison Service directly manages 13 prisons in Scotland, and, additionally, contracts with Serco to run HMP Kilmarnock, and, Sodexo Justice...
327 requests.
The Service Personnel Veterans Agency (SPVA) was merged with Defence Business Services on 1 April 2014 the become part of Veterans UK. Requests for inf...
38 requests.
Also called SFA The functions of this former public authority have been taken on by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to which all requests should now be directe...
162 requests.
The Standards and Testing Agency was established on 1 October 2011, and is an executive agency of the Department for Education. From 1 April 2012, it t...
81 requests.
Also called SAAS The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) is an agency of The Scottish Government that provides funding to eligible students in the UK. SAAS works...
50 requests.
Also called SDA
1 request.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) was formed on 29 March 2013 by merging the activities of the National College for School Leader...
18 requests.
Also called National College On 1 April 2012, the National College became an executive agency of the Department for Education
18 requests.
Also called OSCR
92 requests.
Although the Royal Parks became a charitable company in March 2017, they remain a public authority for FOI purposes.
119 requests.

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