Information on appointments made by the Department is published in the Department’s Annual Report and is available on the Department's website:
The process for making a public appointment, including guidance on political activity and eligibility criteria, follows the Cabinet Office publication “Making and Managing Public Appointments”.
For appointments regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the appointments process also complies with the “Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies”. Copies are in the Libraries of the House.
The cost of the new Senior Appointments Panel is estimated at £500,000 per annum. This includes the salary costs of four staff, fees and expenses for the independent chair and panel members, and research to support the workings of the panel. The cost of the panel will be absorbed by the Home Office.