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Arts Council responds to DfC review of arm’s-length bodies

Thursday 27th July 2017 at 9am 0 Comments

The Arts Council has responded to the review of arm’s-length bodies currently being undertaken by the Department for Communities (DfC).

The Department for Communities is reviewing the number and function of its arm’s-length bodies with a view to ‘reducing their number, where possible, and maximising the available revenues’. In January 2017, the Minister for Communities indicated his intention that the review would continue, despite the current political uncertainty. Arm’s-length bodies must meet at least one of ‘Three Tests’ in order to remain at arm’s-length from government.

Click here to read a short submission by the Arts Council to the DfC review, how it meets the ‘Three Tests’ and outlines why its functions should be retained within an independent body.

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