NERC Assurance Board
Under the Higher Education and Research Act, NERC became part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) with effect from 1 April 2018. There is now a single Audit, Risk, Assurance & Performance Committee (ARAPC) at the UKRI level, and the former NERC Audit & Risk Assurance Committee has ceased to exist.
The formation of the NERC Assurance Board (NAB) was agreed by the NERC Management Board in November 2018. This new body will provide a focus for assurance within NERC, supporting the Executive Chair in fulfilling their responsibilities. NAB's role includes internal challenge and experienced advice, which will help it in planning and providing reassurance to Council. It will also provide UKRI and UKRI ARAPC with assurance that NERC has robust assurance processes and procedures that they can rely on, whilst not replicating the responsibilities of ARAPC.