Public authorities

Found 102 public authorities in the category ‘Executive agencies’

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) was formerly known as The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). The name change occurred...
100 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.
4 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.
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...
336 requests.
240 requests.
6 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,...
248 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...
10 requests.
Also called Dstl. The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence.
68 requests.
Also called DSDA.
5 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...
17 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.
42 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...
2679 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...
423 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...
166 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.
The Environment Agency is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body. Its principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sus...
1530 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...
41 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.
5 requests.
Forest Research is Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree related research. Forest Research is an Executive Agency of the Fore...
9 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...
6 requests.
The GRO, since 2008, has been a part of Her Majesty's Passport Office. It's also known as the "National Register Office". The GRO oversees civil reg...
259 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 GOE. part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
15 requests.
Before 1st October 2011, the Government Procurement Service was called Buying Solutions. The Government Procurement Service is now part of the Cro...
50 requests.
Also called GPA. The Government Property Agency (GPA) delivers property and workplace solutions across government by managing central government property as a strategic...
1 request.
Also called HMCTS. Please note that Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is separate from the Judiciary. HMCTS deals purely with administration. They are not...
2447 requests.
Also called HMPPS. Formerly known as National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
361 requests.
After April 2015, the Highways Agency was replaced by Highways England.
378 requests.
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...
643 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...
801 requests.
244 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...
86 requests.
Also called Land and Property Services. Land and Property Services (LPS) is no longer an executive agency, but is part of the core Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP). Freedom of Inform...
14 requests.
529 requests.
The Legal Aid Agency is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice.
276 requests.
Also known as the Marine and Coastguard Agency. The post of Receiver of Wreck currently sits within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
283 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) is part of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
360 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...
189 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 Criti...
244 requests.
The National Archives is also the place to file FOI requests to the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) and Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMS...
203 requests.
Also called NCTL. NCTL is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
16 requests.
Also called NFSA. The National Fraud Authority (NFA) is an executive agency of the Home Office[1], previously called "National Fraud Strategic Authority".
39 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 NS&I.
65 requests.
Also called NHS PASA.
4 requests.
Also called ONS.
511 requests.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards covers general (non-food) consumer product safety, excluding vehicles, medicines and medical devices, or wo...
2 requests.
The Oil and Gas Authority is being established in response to the Wood Review into oil and gas recovery from the UK Continental Shelf.
181 requests.
On 1st April 2015, Ordnance Survey’s business passed to Ordnance Survey Limited, a Government-owned company.
61 requests.
Also called PPPA.
3 requests.
The National Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate is part of the Planning Inspectorate
197 requests.
579 requests.
The Rent Service was responsible for providing rental valuation services for the private rented housing sector for housing benefit services. Its functi...
1 request.
69 requests.
130 requests.
Also called SCCRC.
6 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...
209 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...
65 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...
36 requests.
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
14 requests.
Also called OSCR.
68 requests.
Although the Royal Parks became a charitable company in March 2017, they remain a public authority for FOI purposes.
80 requests.
From 1 April 2011, Her Majesty's Courts Service and the Tribunals Service integrated to form Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service.[1]
29 requests.
The Training and Development Agency for Schools was abolished on 1st April 2012.
11 requests.
188 requests.
On 1 April 2015 the Treasury Solicitor's Department became the Government Legal Department.
67 requests.
Also called UKBA. As of the 1st of April 2013 what was the UK Border Agency has now become two units within the Home Office. Freedom of Information Requests should t...
3341 requests.
Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office is part of the UK Hydrographic Office.
25 requests.
41 requests.
Also called voa. Do not make requests for your own personal information or seek to correspond about your own property tax affairs via WhatDoTheyKnow. The Valuation...
301 requests.
Also called vosa. This body merged with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency as of the 2nd of April 2014.
72 requests.
On 1st April 2011, VLA became part of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
1 request.

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