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The Directory: Public Bodies I

HM Passport Office  

HM Passport Office is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services through the General Register Office. HM Passport Office is an executive agency of the Home Office

Imperial War Museum  

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from World War 1 to the present day. It provides for, and encourages, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience'. IWM is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody  

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAPDC) helps to shape government policy on custody and detention by collecting, analysing and disseminating information on deaths in prisons, in or following police custody, immigration detention, or detention in hospital under the Mental Health Act. IAPDC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel  

The Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel (IAAP) advises ministers on the merits of decisions taken by the Rural Payments Agency in relation to payments under a wide range of schemes in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. IAAP is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration  

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration provides independent scrutiny of the work of the UK Border Agency and the Border Force. The Inspector is completely independent of these organisations, and reports directly to the Home Secretary. Independent Chief Inspector works with the Home Office

Independent Commission for Aid Impact  

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) is the independent body responsible for scrutiny of UK aid. ICAI focuses on maximising the impact of the UK aid budget for intended beneficiaries and getting the best value for money for the UK taxpayer. ICAI is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for International Development

Independent Living Fund  

The Independent Living Fund (ILF) delivers financial support to disabled people so they can choose to live in their communities rather than in residential care. ILF is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Work & Pensions

Independent Monitoring Boards of Prisons, Immigration, Removal Centres and Short Term Holding Rooms  

Independent Monitoring Boards of Prisons, Immigration, Removal Centres and Short Term Holding Rooms are made up of local, unpaid volunteers, working 2 to 3 days a month. They monitor day-to day life in prisons and removal centres, listening to problems of individuals and ensuring that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. IMBPIRC works with the Ministry of Justice

Independent Police Complaint Commission  

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) exists to increase public confidence in the police complaints system in England and Wales. It also investigates serious complaints and allegations of misconduct against the police and handles appeals. IPCC is an executive non-departmental public body of the Home Office

Independent Reconfiguration Panel  

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) advises ministers on proposals for health service change in England. IRP is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department of Health

Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation  

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation reviews the operation of the UK's laws on terrorism, and writes up the findings and recommendations in regular reports. These reports are then laid before Parliament, to inform the public and political debate. Independent Reviewer works with the Home Office

Industrial Development Advisory Board  

The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises ministers on applications from companies proposing to start capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and who have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment scheme or the Regional Growth Fund. IDAB is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council  

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is a scientific advisory body that gives independent advice to DWP and the Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland on matters relating to Industrial Injuries benefit and its administration. IIAC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Work & Pensions

Information Commissioner's Office  

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. ICO is an executive non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Insolvency Practitioners' Tribunal  

The Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal (IPT) is a specialist body which hears appeals from people who have had their accreditation as an insolvency practitioner removed. IPT is a tribunal non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Insolvency Rules Committee  

The Insolvency Rules Committee (IRC) members are from the legal and accountancy professions. They consider amendments to the rules arising out of a review of secondary insolvency legislation, and give their recommendations to the Lord Chancellor. IRC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Insolvency Service  

The Insolvency Service (INSS) regulates the insolvency profession. It pays statutory redundancy to employees of insolvent companies, conducts investigations in the public interest and provides practical information on insolvency procedures in England and Wales. INSS is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Intellectual Property Office  

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is responsible for intellectual property rights in the UK, including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright. It can help you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention. IPO is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Intelligence Services Commissioner  

The Intelligence Services Commissioner (ISC) provides independent judicial oversight of the conduct of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Security Service (MI5), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and a number of other public authorities. ISC works with the Home Office

Interception of Communications Commissioner  

The Interception of Communications Commissioner ensures that government agencies act in accordance with their legal responsibilities when intercepting communications. The Commissioner also reviews the role of the Home Office Secretary of State in issuing interception warrants. Interception Commissioner works with the Home Office

Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office  

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner has responsibility for reviewing the use of investigatory powers by public authorities, such as intelligence and law enforcement agencies. IPCO works with the Home Office.

Investigatory Powers Tribunal  

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) investigates complaints about the alleged conduct of public bodies in relation to members of the public under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA, 2000). This includes complaints about the use of intrusive powers such as phone-tapping by intelligence services, law enforcement agencies and public authorities. IPT is a tribunal non-departmental public body of the Home Office