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Government’s delivery through ALBs

Government uses a range of delivery models to carry out its policy objectives, including arm’s length bodies. Arm’s length bodies account for around £200 billion of public expenditure a year and employ approximately 300,000 staff. They perform a variety of different functions across government including; running key public services, regulating public services and providing advice to government.

This report will examine:       

  • The different delivery models used by government
  • How government decides when to use arm’s length bodies to deliver its objectives
  • Management and performance monitoring of arm’s length bodies

We have previously published a report on Departments’ Oversight of Arm’s Length Bodies in July 2016, which looked at how departments oversee and manage the relationship with their arm’s-length bodies.