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Big Lottery Fund  

Every year the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) gives out millions of pounds from the UK's National Lottery to good causes, with money going to community groups and health, education and environment projects. BIG is an executive non-departmental public body of the Cabinet Office

Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council  

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a national funding agency investing in bioscience research and training in the UK. The Council aims to further scientific knowledge, promote economic growth and improve the quality of life in the UK and beyond. BBSRC is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew  

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is responsible for ensuring that Kew Gardens operates within the guidelines set out by government, and secures maximum value for money. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Boundary Commission for England  

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to review the parliamentary constituencies in England every 5 years. BCE is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Cabinet Office

Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland  

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland (BCNI) carries out boundary reviews of parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland, and submits its recommendations to the government. BCNI works with the Northern Ireland Office

Boundary Commission for Scotland  

The Boundary Commission for Scotland (BCS) carries out boundary reviews of parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, and submits its recommendations to the government. BCS works with the Scotland Office

Boundary Commission for Wales  

The Boundary Commission for Wales (BCW) carries out boundary reviews of parliamentary constituencies in Wales, and submits its recommendations to the government. BCW is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Cabinet Office and the Wales Office

British Council  

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, building lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. It is an essential part of our international effort to promote British values and interests. British Council is an executive non-departmental public body of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

British Film Institute  

The British Film Institute (BFI) is the lead organisation for film in the UK and use Lottery funds to support film production, distribution, education and audience development. Since 1933 they’ve cared for the BFI National Archive, and celebrated the best of British and international filmmaking through festivals, film restoration, DVD releases and cinema programming. BFI is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

British Hallmarking Council  

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) upholds and protects the system for marking precious metal. The UK is one of only a handful of countries in the world who have such a rigorous hallmarking system to protect the consumer and the trade. BHC is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

British Library  

The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s largest libraries. Its collections include more than 150 million items, in over 400 languages including books, magazines, manuscripts, maps, music scores, newspapers, patents, databases, philatelic items, prints and drawings and sound recordings. BL is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

British Museum  

The British Museum (BM) was the first national public museum in the world. Its permanent collection, over 8 million works, is amongst the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from every continent, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. BM is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

British Pharmacopoeia  

British Pharmacopoeia (BP) provides official standards for pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products. British Pharmacopoeia is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department of Health

British Transport Police Authority  

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is the independent body responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective British Transport Police force. The BTPA oversees the police force, sets its targets and allocates funding for its budget. It also deals with complaints, recruitment, independent custody visiting and Freedom of Information requests. BTPA is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Transport

Broads Authority  

The Broads Authoritiy conserves and enhances the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Broads and promotes opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Broads by the public. It also protects the interests of navigation. Broads Authority works with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Building Regulations Advisory Committee  

We advise the relevant secretaries of state in England and Wales on making building regulations and setting standards for the design and construction of buildings. BRAC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Communities and Local Government