Further to my post of 24 July 2020 I am writing to confirm the list of organisations that are in scope for Stage 1 of the Review of Arm’s Length Bodies. These are listed at below. You will note that this is a very extensive review.

NIPSA is continuing to seek to obtain the responses from the organisations/parent Departments to ensure we have all the information within our knowledge.

NIPSA has sought a meeting with the Review Team to engage in a meeting to better and fully understand how they intend to take forward Stage 2 of the Review.

I want to assure members across NIPSA that this is a very important review and the necessary resources will be directed to ensure this is a priority issue for NIPSA in the coming weeks and months.

As further information becomes available it will be circulated to branches and posted on the NIPSA website and social media platforms.

Please ensure members in the affected areas are circulated with this information and the previous article posted 24 July Review of Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs).

DAERA Bodies

Agricultural Wages Board (AWB)

Livestock Meat Commission (LMC)


National Fisheries Authority (NFA)

Fisheries Harbour Authority (FHA)

Council for Nature Conservation for the Countryside (CNCC)


DfC Bodies

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Arts Council of NI

Charity Commission for NI

Local Government Staff Commission for NI

Museums and Galleries NI (National Museums NI)

Northern Ireland Museums Council

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Northern Ireland Library Authority (also known as Libraries NI)

Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee

Sport NI

Ulster Supported Employment Ltd

Advisory Committees

Charity Advisory Committee

Historic Buildings Council

Historic Monuments Council

Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment

DfE Bodies

NI Screen Commission

General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland            

Office of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal 

Labour Relations Agency             

Northern Ireland Certification Office

Industrial Court

Invest Northern Ireland

Construction Industry Training Board

Tourism NI

Stranmillis University College

South West College       

Southern Regional College          

South Eastern Regional College

North West Regional College     

Belfast Metropolitan College     

Northern Regional College  

DoF Bodies

NI Statistical Research Agency (incl Statistics Advisory Committee)

DE Bodies

Education Authority

Council for Catholic Maintained Schools

NI Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

Comhairle na Gaelscholaíochta

Middletown Centre for Autism

Youth Council for Northern Ireland

DOH Bodies

Health and Social Care Board (HSCB)

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT)

Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT)

Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT)

Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT)

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust (NIAS)

Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS)

Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA)

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

Public Health Agency (PHA)

Patient and Client Council (PCC)

Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing & Midwifery (NIPEC)

Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency (NIGALA)

Business Services Organisation (BSO)

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS)

DoJ Bodies


Policing Board NI

Police Ombudsman

NI Police Fund

Police Retraining Trust

RUC George Cross Foundation

Office of Prisoner Ombudsman for NI

Independent Monitoring Board

Independent Assessor of PSNI Recruitment, Vetting & Criminal Justice Insp NI

DFI Bodies

NI Transport Holding Company Ltd

NI Water

Driving Vehicle Agency

TEO Bodies

Awaiting confirmation