Found 61 public authorities in the category ‘Regulators’
The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority is responsible for ensuring that activity providers follow good safety management practices.
Also called ASA.
The ASA is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however it is included on this site because it carries out an important public functions...
Airport Coordination Limited is not formally subject to access to information laws but we list it here due to its public role in regulating access to s...
Also called ARB.
Also called BBFC.
The BBFC is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but it performs public functions when classifying films and videos.
Also called BCAP.
BCAP is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but has is included on the site due to its public function. BCAP is responsible for the UK C...
The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland.
Also called CQC.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulator of health and adult social care services in England. CQC also monitors the use of the Mental Health...
The Certification Officer, who works in the Certification Office, is the regulator of trade unions and employers' associations.
Also called Charity Commission.
Not called the "Charities Commission" but sometimes searched for using that term.
Also called CCNI.
Also called Clearcast.
Clearcast advises on and clears commercials, against the TV Advertising Standards Code, before they are broadcast. Although, not subject to the Freedom...
The office regulating heraldry and granting new armorial bearings for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although, not subject to the Freedom of Info...
Also called CAP.
CAP is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but has is included on the site due to its public function. CAP is responsible for the UK Co...
From 1 April 2014 the Competition Commission is abolished and its functions transferred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). There will be n...
Before 1st April 2012, the Commission was called the Crofters Commissions.
Also called ENTRUST.
ENTRUST is the regulator of the Landfill Communities Fund which forms part of the UK's Landfill Tax system.
The organisation is probably not formal...
The Faculty of Advocates is a body of lawyers who have been admitted to practise as advocates before the courts of Scotland. Although not subject to F...
The Farriers Registration Council was established by Farriers (Registration) Act 1975 to register and regulate persons engaged in farriery and the shoe...
Also called FRC.
The FRC is designated as a public authority in relation to the FRC’s exercise of certain powers it holds. (see sections 1252(3) and 1228(3) of the Comp...
This organisation took over from the Fundraising Standards Board in 2016 and is the UK’s self-regulator for charitable fundraising in the UK. The body...
On 1st October 2016, the Gangmasters Licensing Authority became the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Also called HSE.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.. It is a executive non-departmental public bo...
Also called HSENI.
This company is the only professional body recognised under the The High Court Enforcement Officers Regulations 2004. As such the body has a statutory...
This body was created by Section 28 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and established in 2012.
One role of the independent monitor is...
Also called ICO.
WhatDoTheyKnow.com is only for making requests for information. Any other correspondence, including complaints about the way public bodies have handled...
Also called OfS.
The Office for Students is the regulator for the Higher Education sector. From April 2018, it replaced the Higher Education Funding Council for England...
Also called Ofcom.
Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries.
Also called Ofgem.
Also called Ofqual.
Also called OCPA.
The Panel has designated as the supervisory authority to carry out certain regulatory functions in relation to takeovers pursuant to the Directive on T...
Phone-paid Services Authority is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It was renamed from PhonePay Plus in November 2016. PhonePay Plus...
Also called POSTRS.
This body is probably not subject to Freedom of Information law. We list it due to its public regulatory role.
The body is a qualifying redress sch...
Also called PCC.
The Press Complaints Commission closed on 8 September 2014 and has been replaced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).
The PCC was...
Also called PRA.
From 1 April 2013, the PRA was the UK’s prudential regulator for banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms.
The independent regulator for non-degree and vocational qualifications in Wales.
We are not sure if this body is formally subject to Freedom of Info...
Also called RCPCH.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is not subject to the Freedom of Information act but we list it here due to its significant public ro...
The Scottish Information Commissioner enforces and promotes FOI law in Scotland. You can use WhatDoTheyKnow to ask the Commissioner for information....
Also called SRA.
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Authority will respond to requests as though th...
Also called SGSA.
Before 1st November 2011, the SGSA was the Football Licensing Authority.
Also called ATVOD.
ATVOD is the independent co-regulator for the editorial content of UK video on demand services.
Advertising on video on demand services is regu...
Also called CTSI.
We list the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) in connection with its responsibilities for vetting and monitoring certain Alternative Dispute...
Also called DWQR.
Also called FCA.
On 1 April 2014 the FCA took on responsibility for regulating consumer credit, including credit cards, personal loans.
Prior to 1 April 2013, the FC...
Also called FSA.
The FSA was renamed Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2013. Certain regulatory functions were transferred to the Prudential Regulation Auth...
Also known as the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel.
The Panel’s core functions are to oversee fundraising standards and adjudicate on fundraisi...
Also called FSCC.
Also known as the Office of the Financial Services Complaints Commissioner.
The Commissioner’s role is to review independently complaints about the a...
Also called OSCR.
The panel has stated: "The PRP is not currently listed within the schedule to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and so is not a body to which its pro...
The Regulator of Social Housing regulates private registered providers of social housing.
Also called British Athletics.
This body is not formally subject to the Freedom of Information Act but we've decided to list it due to its public role representing the UK in internat...
Also called Utility Regulator (NI).
Also called The Goldsmiths Company.
Although not technically a public authority, this company has substantial public responsibilities:
(1) Running the The Trial of the Pyx a "Court" w...
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Also called Gunmakers' Company.
The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We have included the Gunmakers' Company on the site because...