Letter to say more organisations should be covered by the Act/Appendix I

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An early draft of an Appendix to this letter: Letter_to_say_more_organisations_should_be_covered_by_the_Act

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Communications, Media and Entertainment

  • Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
  • British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)
  • Casino Advisory Panel
  • PhonepayPlus Limited (regulator of phonepaid services)
  • Press Complaints Commission


  • Electoral Registration Officers for public elections
  • Returning Officers for public elections


  • Academies (state-funded schools)
  • Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
  • Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) (the designated operator of the student complaints scheme in England and Wales under the Higher Education Act 2004)
  • School Food Trust
  • UCAS


  • Local Medical Committees (Statutory body representing GPs)


  • Churches Conservation Trust (sponsored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport)
  • Railway Heritage Committee (a statutory body operating under the authority of the Railway Heritage Act 1996)
  • Housing Associations (also called Registered Social Landlords) (those wholly owned by one local authority are already subject to the Act).


  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme Limited (FSCS) (the UK's statutory fund of last resort for customers of authorised financial services firms, set up under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000)
  • Financial Reporting Council (the UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting confidence in corporate governance and reporting)

Publicly Owned Companies

  • companies owned two thirds or more by any number of public authorities (under section 6 of the Act a company has to be wholly owned by the Crown or one public authority this narrow approach excludes for example companies owned 95% by a public authority or and companies jointly owned by two public authorities).

Policing and public safety

  • Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Regional Fire Control Companies
  • Speed Camera Partnerships

Local Government

  • Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA)

Parliamentary corporations and pension schemes

  • Corporate Officer of the House of Commons (a corporation sole)
  • Corporate Officer of the House of Lords (a corporation sole)
  • Trustees of Parliamentary Contributory Pensions Fund
  • Trustees of House of Commons Pension Scheme

Transport and navigation

  • Air Travel Trust (the Trust manages the Trust Fund for the benefit of customers of failed tour operators)
  • Manchester Airport Group (MAG is publicly owned by the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester)
  • Navigation authorities for inland waterways (some are already subject to the Act)
  • Port Authorities
  • Trinity House (The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar and it is also a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority)

Royalty, Crown Land and Ceremonial Offices

  • Duchy of Lancaster
  • Royal Collection
  • Royal Household
  • Royal Trustees


  • London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited (LOCOG)

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