Quasi Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisations, are usually statutory, that is are set up by legislation, for instance as regulatory or official consultative bodies. They include Ofcom, the Information Commissioner, the Interception of Communications Commissioner and the Intellectual Property Office.

Consumer Focus is another quango, created to serve statutory consumer representative duties, scheduled for abolition as a result of the so-called "Bonfire of the Quangos" that followed the election of the present Parliament in 2010.