Debate: Arm's- length bodies and alternative models of service delivery

Katherine Tonkiss, Amy Noonan

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter, comment/opinion or interview


This article reflects on the UK coalition government’s ‘alternative models’ agenda, specifically in terms of the adoption of new models of service delivery by arm’s-length bodies (ALBs). It provides an overview of the alternative models agenda and discusses barriers to implementation. These include practical challenges involved in the set up of alternative models, the role of sponsor departments, and the effective communication of best practice. Finally, the article highlights some issues for further discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2013


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