Cabinet Office: Classification of public bodies – Guidance for departments: this guidance sets out the different categories of the UK’s public bodies in a public bodies handbook, focusing on arm's length bodies (ALBs). It provides a high-level introduction to the early decision-making process for establishing public bodies, summarises the main characteristics of different types of public bodies and provides information on the some of the legacy forms of public bodies that still exist. It forms Part 1 of the comprehensive handbook on public bodies; further parts of the handbook will be published during 2016 and 2017. (27 April 2016)