NDPB


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NDPB

abbreviation for NON-DEPARTMENTAL PUBLIC BODY.
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The list then moves to the Home Grown Cereals Authority which is, of course, not a quango but an NDPB and therefore not a burden on the UK tax payer.
NDPBs are funded through statutory levy paid by the producers and processors and therefore present no burden to the UK taxpayer.
With the demise of the MLC, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board was set up, bringing together other levy-funded farming NDPBs.
Nevertheless, the problems associated with attempting to determine precise numbers can be illustrated by the fact that the 82 TECs in England and Wales do not appear in official statistics of NDPBs because the government views them as 'non-profit making private companies working under government contract'.
This grew out of the publication in December 1992 of the Cadbury Report on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance and an undertaking to the Public Accounts Committee to consider updating existing guidance on the responsibilities of NDPB board members.
All executive NDPBs publish an annual report and accounts which enable Parliament, the taxpayer and the customer to judge whether that NDPB is securing value for money.
That report identified 2,117 such bodies falling into the categories of executive NDPBs, advisory NDPBs and tribunals.
Trends in the growth and numbers of NDPBs are therefore recorded separately from trends within the health service, although the total of ministerial appointments is aggregated.
It now forms the largest single category in terms of staffing and finance, and to include it with the executive NDPB category would drown out changes in the latter.
Some indicators of this are picked up through data on executive NDPB activity because of the role of executive NDPBs in funding such bodies.
The substantial privatisation of nationalised industries and other public corporations, which has led to a reduction in staffing and funding greater than the entire size of the executive NDPB category as it existed in 1979.
This article covers the background to the setting up of HATs and their history to date: sets out the arguments for and against their establishment; and, as they are NDPBs or Quangos, proposes on the basis of their performance so far that they are democratic and accountable and could well serve as a role model for local authorities and other organisations set up to deal with similar problems.