UK - Far-reaching changes in the way OPRA operates are expected from the first stage of the government's quinquennial review.
The statutory check-up – which all non departmental public bodies must undergo to ensure they are still performing the role they were designed for – has been carried out alongside Alan Pickering’s Simplification Review.
OPRA spokesperson Nick Edmans would not comment on how OPRA’s procedures would change but admitted that reform was inevitable.
He said: “The quinquennial review and Pickering review teams are actually very close to each other – both in location and in the way that they work – so they are comparing notes as they go along.”
He added: “This sets an opportunity to address the legislation that governs us in a major way.”
The results of OPRA’s quinquennial review will come in two reports – the first in July and the second in December.
The review is being headed by former Nationwide Building Society chief executive Brian Davis.
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