20 March 2014

Today sees the publication of the outcome of the triennial review of the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (ACNRA).

The Triennial Review has concluded that there remains a need for the ACNRA to continue its current functions, in its current form and that the model offers good value for money. The review found that the case for retaining the ACNRA as an independent advisory non-departmental public body (NDPB) is widely and strongly supported. The role played by the ACNRA in the public records system is an essential one and no other model for delivering the statutory duties of the ACNRA offers the same level of assurance to government and the public that these duties will be discharged independently, impartially and with consideration of the public interest as the primary concern.

The review found that the ACNRA meets all three of the tests set by the Government for the delivery of functions of an NDPB. The report, based on the evidence gathered, also recommends ways in which the ACNRA could improve the way it operates in order to enhance the delivery of its functions. 

View the full review.

The triennial review of the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (ACNRA) was announced by Written Ministerial Statement on 17 July 2013. It was carried out between July 2013 and January 2014 as part of Government's triennial review programme for non-departmental public bodies.

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