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Acas  

Acas stands for the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. The service aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations, working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance. Acas is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Adjudicator's Office  

The Adjudicator acts as a fair and unbiased referee looking into complaints about HMRC, the Valuation Office Agency and The Insolvency Service, across the UK. It is a free and impartial service for all. The Adjudicator's Office works with HM Revenue & Customs

Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee  

The Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC) helps certify doctors and dentists to administer radioactive medicinal products. ARSAC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department of Health

Advisory Committee on Business Appointments  

The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) considers applications under the business appointment rules about new jobs for former ministers, senior civil servants and other Crown servants. ACOBA is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Cabinet Office

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards  

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) advises health ministers on the presentation of clinical excellence awards to consultants working in the NHS. ACCEA is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department of Health

Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors  

We advise the Secretary of State for Defence on all conscientious objection claims. These claims are made by those in the armed forces whose application for permission to retire, resign or be discharged have been refused by the service authorities. ACCO is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Defence

Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment  

The Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) gives statutory advice to ministers on the risks to human health and the environment from the release and marketing of Genetically Modified Organisms. It also advises on the release of certain non-GM species of plants and animals that are not native to Great Britain. ACRE is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace  

ACJPs in every local authority interview candidates and make recommendations to the Lord Chancellor about who to appoint to their local benches as Justices of the Peace (magistrates). ACJP is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Advisory Council on National Records and Archives  

The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) advises ministers on greater re-use of public sector information, helping the Office of Public Sector Information and HM Stationery Office to keep aligned with current and emerging developments in the information industry. ACNRA is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs  

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) makes recommendations to government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs, including classification and scheduling under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and its regulations. ACMD is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Home Office

Advisory Group on Military Medicine  

The Advisory Group on Military Medicine (AGMM) provides specialist advice to the department, as required, on the medical aspects of defence against chemical, biological and radiological threats. AGMM is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Defence

Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information  

The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) advises ministers on greater re-use of public sector information, helping the Office of Public Sector Information and HM Stationery Office to keep aligned with current and emerging developments in the information industry. APPSI is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board  

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) helps to make Great Britain's livestock, dairy and agriculture sectors more successful, providing market information to improve supply chain transparency and stimulating demand in the UK and export markets. AHDB is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Air Accidents Investigation Branch  

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents in the UK and overseas with a view to the preservation of life and the avoidance of accidents in the future. It does not apportion blame or liability. AAIB works with the Department for Transport

Airports Commission  

The Airports Commission examines the need for additional UK airport capacity and recommends to government how this can be met in the short, medium and long term. Airports Commission works with the Department for Transport

Animal and Plant Health Agency  

We work to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. APHA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Armed Forces Pay Review Body  

The Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on the pay and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown. AFPRB is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Defence

Arts and Humanities Research Council  

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is a national funding agency supporting arts and humanities research and study in the UK. Each year it makes about 700 research awards, 2,000 postgraduate scholarships, and many knowledge transfer awards. AHRC is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Arts Council England  

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences to enrich people’s lives. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art - reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Arts Council England is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport