We have a board of Trustees that governs the ILF under a Trust Deed, called the Independent Living Fund (2006). Public money is paid to the Trust Deed, through DWP, under the terms of a Conditions of Grant Agreement.
The Trustees are appointed by the Secretary of State for a period of five years, which can then be renewed for a further five years. The Trustees have responsibility for ensuring we:
- fulfil our aims, objectives and key targets, and
- use our resources efficiently and effectively
We also have an Executive Team. Our Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Trustees, who meet along with the executive team on a bi-monthly basis. The Chief Executive Officer is also the Senior Accounting Officer whose responsibilities are set out in the following documents:
- Managing Public Money (1.22MB) (HM Treasury website)
- Management Statement (393KB)
- Trust Deed (215KB) updated 17 January 2012
- Conditions of grant agreement (79KB) updated 18 January 2012
Separate to monthly Trustees meetings, there are a number of committees comprising of Trustees and members of the Executive Team. These are the:
- Audit Committee, which ensures the organisation is run efficiently, safely and properly, seeking assurance through a programme of internal and external audit
- Remuneration Committee, which oversees and reports to the Trustees on the salaries, rewards and conditions of service in place at the ILF.
- User Personal Case Committee, which considers individual cases where a user requests that Trustees make discretionary decisions within their powers as set out in the Trust Deed
The Executive Team, or Senior Management Board, hold formal monthly meetings and is responsible for the strategic management of the ILF.
Employing 123 people, we operate directly from one central office in Nottingham, and engage over 70 self-employed assessors across the UK.
We support the government’s commitment to being transparent about public finances.