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Valuation Office Agency  

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) provides the government with the valuations and property advice required to support taxation and benefits. It compiles and maintains the business rating and council tax valuation lists for England and Wales, and delivers a range of valuation and surveying services to over 4,000 public sector bodies. VOA is an executive agency of HM Revenue & Customs

Valuation Tribunal Service for England/Valuation Tribunal Service  

The Valuation Tribunal is made up of a judicial statutory body - the Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE) - and an administrative statutory body - the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS). It deals with appeals about Council Tax and non-domestic (business) rates. Valuation Tribunal is a tribunal non-departmental public body of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Vehicle Certification Agency  

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) is the designated UK national authority for approving new road vehicles, agricultural tractors, off-road vehicles and components as well as a leading certification body offering management systems certification to ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, Acorn, EMAS, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001. VCA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport.

Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees  

We advise and guide ex-servicemen and women, their widows or widowers and their immediate family members about government pensions and other allowances. VA&PC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Defence.

Veterinary Medicines Directorate  

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) protects public health, animal health and the environment. It promotes animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the United Kingdom. Certain enforcement and food safety matters are devolved to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. VMD is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Veterinary Products Committee  

The Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) gives scientific advice to the Secretary of State on veterinary medicinal products and animal feed additives. It can hear representations and appeals on decisions about the granting, refusal or revocation of a marketing authorisation for a veterinary medicinal product or an animal test certificate. VPC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Victim's Advisory Panel  

The Victims’ Advisory Panel (VAP) is for victims of crime and their families to have a say in the reform of the Criminal Justice System. VAP is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice.

Victims' Commissioner  

The role of the Victims’ Commissioner is to promote the interests of victims and witnesses, encourage good practice in their treatment, and regularly review the Code of Practice for Victims which sets out the services victims can expect to receive. Victims' Commissioner works with the Ministry of Justice.

Victoria and Albert Museum  

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A / VAM) is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, it was founded in 1852, and has since grown to cover 12.5 acres and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. VAM is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

VisitBritain  

VisitBritain (VB) is the national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide and developing Britain’s visitor economy. It works with UK Trade & Investment as well as airlines, travel operators, global brands and the official tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales. VB is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

VisitEngland  

VisitEngland (VE) is the national tourist board for England, responsible for marketing England to domestic and established overseas markets and for improving England’s tourism product. VE is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.