Closing laptop

Government has announced its intention to close or take out of public ownership 192 arm's-length bodies (ALBs) and to merge a further 118. The process of reorganising ALBs places information at risk. These risks may be different to those encountered during 'business as usual', and will require careful management.

Making arrangements for the transfer of information, records and knowledge is a key part of any Machinery of Government change. It must be properly planned and adequately resourced. Failure to transfer information and knowledge effectively can prevent you operating legally, transparently and accountably. It can also cause inefficiencies and lead to substantial additional cost.