Welcome to the website of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. The Advisory Committee acts independently to advise the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and former Ministers on applications made to it under the Business Appointment Rules, about appointments former Ministers, senior civil servants and other Crown servants wish to take up on leaving government. It is long-standing government policy that it is in the public interest that those with experience in government should be able to move into business or other areas of public life and it is equally important that in the taking up of an appointment, there is no cause for suspicion of impropriety. The Government's Business Appointments Rules were revised in February 2011. Advisory Committee on Business Appointments | Home Advisory Committee on Business Appointments | Home