How we work
The UK Space Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Agency is accountable to the public through BIS and to Parliament for the funds it expends. Parliament monitors and influences the Agency's work through its Select Committees and the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
The UK Space Agency working relationship and lines of accountability with its sponsor department, BIS, are defined through a Framework document, Corporate Plan and Financial Memorandum, which are subject to periodic review. The Agency has an Executive Board, Steering Board and Audit Committee to manage and advise on activities.
The Space Leadership Council formed at the launch of the UK Space Agency in 2010 provides strategic advice and challenge for the UK Space Agency and identifies future opportunities for growth in the space sector, the wider economy and society in general.