::Non-departmental public body


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In the United Kingdom, non-departmental public body (NDPB) is a classification applied by the Cabinet Office, Treasury, the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive to quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations). NDPBs are not an integral part of any government department and carry out their work at arm's length from ministers, although ministers are ultimately responsible to Parliament for the activities of bodies sponsored by their department.

The term includes the four types of NDPB (executive, advisory, tribunal and independent monitoring boards) but excludes public corporations and public broadcasters (BBC, Channel 4 and S4C).<ref>Cabinet Office (2007) Public Bodies 2007 (from the UK Government Web Archive), p. 6</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}, pp. 291–292.</ref>

Non-departmental public body sections
Intro  Types of body  Contrast with executive agencies, non-ministerial departments and quangos  History, numbers and powers  Criticism   Classification in national accounts   See also  References  External links  

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