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Architects Registration Board  

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) regulates the architects’ profession in the UK to ensure that good standards of conduct and practice are consistently maintained. ARB is a public corporation of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Audit Commission  

The Audit Commission was replaced by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd, National Audit Office, Financial Reporting Council and Cabinet Office in April 2015.


The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a British public service broadcaster. Its main responsibility is to provide impartial public service broadcasting in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. BBC is a public corporation of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

BBC World Service  

The BBC World Service (BBCWS) is the world’s leading international radio broadcaster, providing impartial news reports and analysis in English and 27 other languages. BBCWS is a public corporation of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

BRB (Residuary) Ltd  

BRB (Residuary) Ltd dealt with obligations in respect of liabilities acquired by British Rail and was responsible for management and disposal of railway land and buildings, which were surplus to the needs of the operational railway. BRB (Residuary) Ltd closed in September 2013

Channel 4  

Channel 4 (C4) is public service broadcaster and works across television, film and digital media. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as online activities that includes, Channel 4’s bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. C4 is a public corporation of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Civil Aviation Authority  

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is responsible for the regulation of aviation safety in the UK, determining policy for the use of airspace, the economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, the licensing and financial fitness of airlines and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. CAA is a public corporation of the Department for Transport.

Historic Royal Palaces  

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) manages Britain’s unoccupied royal palaces: the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. HRP is a public corporation of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

London and Continental Railways Ltd  

London and Continental Railways Ltd (LCR) is wholly owned by the Department of Transport and specialises in the management, development and disposal of property assets within a railway context and, in particular, property assets associated with major infrastructure projects. LCR was responsible for the delivery of the High Speed One railways including new stations at Stratford International and Ebbsfleet, as well as the rebirth of St. Pancras International. Today, having divested of HS1, LCR’s primary focus is in the area of property development and land regeneration. LCR is a public corporation of the Department for Transport.

Oil and Pipelines Agency  

We are a statutory public corporation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), formed in 1986 by virtue of the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985. OPA is a public corporation of the Ministry of Defence.

Pension Protection Fund  

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) pays compensation to members of eligible defined benefit pension schemes, when there is a qualifying insolvency event in relation to the employer and where there are insufficient assets in the pension scheme to cover Pension Protection Fund levels of compensation. PPF is a public corporation of the Department for Work and Pensions.


S4C is the only Welsh language public service broadcaster. It commissions independent producers from across Wales to make the majority of its programmes. S4C broadcasts sport, drama, music, factual, entertainment and events programmes, across a range of platforms, including online. S4C is a public corporation of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.