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.