An organisation that is required to exist by law; for example, health authorities and local and county councils.
A public (or semi-government) authority established by legislation, and having the power to make legally enforceable decisions and regulations. Examples includes bodies responsible for electricity generation, gas, water supply, etc.
Statutory authorities are each established under specific legislation which defines the purpose for which they are established and the general functions for which they are responsible.
An organisation that is required by law to provide public services and receives central or local government funding, eg health authorities and local authorities.
means a person or body specified in Schedule 1 of the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985. These agencies are established by Parliament under legislation for specified purposes.
A public or semi-government legislated authority which has the power to make legally enforceable decisions and regulations in order to regulate bodies responsible for public utilities, for example.
see authorizing statute.