Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Which Quango can go?

The government has set out the list of quangos that it plans to abolish and those it plans to retain. Below are the organisations that are relevant to logistics and transport.

SITPRO Ltd
Abolished at the end of September and remaining functions transferred to government department.

British Waterways
Abolish as a public corporation in England and Wales and create a new waterways charity – similar to a National Trust for the waterways.

BRB (Residuary) Ltd
Abolish body and transfer functions to the Secretary of State for Transport. BRBR will be wound up once a programme of asset disposals is complete.

Commission for Integrated Transport
Abolish body and seek arrangement that delivers external analysis and strategic advice on cross-modal transport policy and realising benefits, at lower cost.

Cycling England
Abolish body. Government announced a Local Sustainable Travel Fund and will explore ways of marshalling expert input on cycling issues, including to support the fund.

Disabled Persons’ Transport Advisory Committee
Abolish body. Government exploring options for continuing to gain the disability advice through a more flexible, accountable structure.

Renewable Fuels Agency
Abolish body and transfer functions to the Secretary of State for Transport.

Railway Heritage Committee
Abolish body and functions. No equivalent protection applies to the heritage items of any other transport sector.

The following bodies are to be retained:

Export Credit Guarantee Department
Retain on the grounds of performing a technical function.

Export Guarantees Advisory Council
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function.

Royal Mail Holdings Plc
Transfer Royal Mail to private sector over time.

UKTI (UK Trade International)
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function.

British Transport Police Authority
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from government.

Civil Aviation Authority
Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality.

Directly Operated Railways Ltd
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of government.

London and Continental Railways Ltd
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of government.

Northern Lighthouse Board
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Office of Rail Regulation
Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality.

Passenger Focus/Passengers’ Council
Retain and substantially reform – Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality. Substantially reform to focus on core role of protecting passengers, while reducing cost to taxpayers.

 Traffic Commissioners and Deputies
Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality.

Trinity House Lighthouse Service
Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of government.