Whether an assignment is classed as within the public sector is determined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We have listed some examples of public authorities below, but further information can be found here.
Some examples of public sector bodies are:
- Government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies
- Police and fire authorities
- Local authorities
- Devolved administrations
- Educational establishments including universities
- Channel 4
- Bank of England
It is worth noting that if you work for a charity who do work for the public sector, the changes will not affect you.
Similarly, if you work for a private sector company who have secured a contract in the public sector, this does not necessarily mean that the reforms will affect your assignment.
If you’re unsure, you should speak to your agency or end-client.