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Teaching Agency  

The Teaching Agency (TA) is responsible for the recruitment, supply and initial training and development of teachers. It also supports the recruitment and development of early education and childcare workers, special educational needs co-ordinators and education psychologists, as well as overseeing the regulation of teacher conduct. In addition, the TA supports exams officers. TA is an executive agency of the Department for Education

Technical Advisory Board  

The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) advises the Home Secretary on whether the obligations imposed on communications service providers (CSPs) under the terms of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) are reasonable. TAB is an advisory non-departmental public body of the [Home Office](https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office) TAB is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Home Office

Technology Strategy Board  

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) stimulates technology-enabled innovation in the areas that should boost UK growth and productivity. It advises government on how to accelerate the exploitation of new technologies. TSB is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

The Theatres Trust  

The Theatres Trust (TTT) is the national advisory body for theatres, promoting the value of theatre buildings and championing their future. It provides a range of specialist advisory services to help theatres and are a statutory consultee on planning applications. TTT is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Traffic Commissioners  

Traffic Commissioners are responsible for the licensing and regulation of those who operate heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and the registration of local bus services. They are assisted in this work by deputy Traffic Commissioners, who preside over a number of public inquiries. TC is a tribunal non-departmental public body of the Department for Transport

Treasure Valuation Committee  

The Treasure Valuation Committee (TVC), comprising of independent antiques or coin experts and a leading metal detectorist, establishes the likely market value of each treasure find. A reward of this value can then be made to the finders of treasure and to the owners of find sites unless there are grounds for no reward or a reduced award to be made. TVC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Tribunal Procedure Committee  

The Tribunal Procedure Committee (TPC) makes rules governing the practice and procedure in the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal of the Tribunals Service. These are the names given to two categories of tribunal, or specialist judicial body, which usually hear appeals against decisions made by a government department or agency. TPC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice

Trinity House  

Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. It provides marine navigation aids to assist the safe passage of mariners through waters in these areas. It is also responsible for marking and dispersing wrecks which are a danger to navigation. TLS is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Transport

Trust ports  

Trust ports (TP) are independent statutory bodies, each governed by their own, unique, statutes and controlled by a local independent board. There are no shareholders or owners and any surplus is ploughed back into each port for the benefit of its stakeholders. There are over 100 trust ports in the UK. The Secretary of State for Transport retains responsibility for appointing chairs and non-executive members to the boards of the small number of ports considered to be nationally significant. TP works with the Department for Transport