Department for Culture Media and Sport
We are responsible for 47 public bodies that help deliver our strategic aims and objectives.
The Public Bodies Directory provides the details of these bodies including financial information and statistical data.
The type of classification reflects a body's funding arrangements, functions and kinds of activity.
These are bodies that have a role in the process of government but are not a government department or part of one and operate at an arm's length from Ministers. There are three types of NDPB:
These are market bodies that derive more than 50% of their income from the sale of goods and services. They are owned or controlled by central government but enjoy a lower degree of government control than NDPBs.
This is a unique public body category currently encompassing the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, the Welsh Fourth Channel Authority).
These operate within a government department but are a separate management unit. Our only executive agency is the Royal Parks Agency.