Question: Is The BBC A Quango?

For what does the O in the acronym quango stand?




Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organization.

What is a quango Ireland?

A quango or QUANGO (less often QuANGO or QANGO) is a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation. It is typically an organisation to which a government has devolved power, but which is still partly controlled and/or financed by government bodies.

What is an arm’s length body?

Arm’s-length bodies (ALBs) is a commonly used term covering a wide range of public bodies, including non-ministerial departments, non-departmental public bodies, executive agencies and other bodies, such as public corporations. The NAO found that the arm’s-length bodies sector remains confused and incoherent.

What’s a quango in UK?

Quango is an acronym used especially in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Quangos are arms-length bodies funded by government departments but not run by them. They are given power and paid for by government departments. They are supposed to do some practical job better than a government department could.

Are quangos civil servants?

Workers in “non-departmental public bodies” (sometimes called “Quangos”) may also be classed as civil servants for the purpose of statistics and possibly for their terms and conditions. Collectively a state’s civil servants form its civil service or public service.

How many government quangos are there?

And when I say full, this list includes all 1,164 quangos, their staff numbers and how much they spend and receive in funding.


Total Quangos, Agencies and Non-Ministerial Departments
Public Bodies & Agencies1162
Funding, £m63518.8

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