The effective management of tax reliefs

HM Treasury and HMRC do not keep track of tax reliefs intended to change behaviour, or adequately report to Parliament on whether tax reliefs work as expected.

Posted 21 November 2014 in: Press Release | Tax and duties
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Implementing reforms to civil legal aid

The MoJ is on track to make significant and quick reductions in its spending on civil legal aid. But it is less clear to what extent it has met its objective of targeting legal aid at those who need it most.

Posted 20 November 2014 in: Press Release | Public order, justice and rights
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014

Local authorities have worked hard to manage reductions in government funding, but the DCLG needs to be better informed about the situation across England.

Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

The Impact of Funding Reductions on Local Authorities

Local authorities have worked hard to manage reductions in government funding, but the DCLG needs to be better informed about the situation across England.

Posted 19 November 2014 in: Press Release | Local services
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Investigation into the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of related party transactions at Durand Academy

We examine the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of the Durand Academy Trust’s compliance with guidance on conflicts of interest and related party transactions.

Posted 13 November 2014 in: Press Release | Education and skills, Investigations
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Planning for the Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund is an innovative idea but the quality of early preparation and planning did not match the scale of the ambition. Current plans forecast £314m of savings for the NHS rather than the £1 billion in early planning assumptions.

Posted 11 November 2014 in: Press Release | Health and social care, Local services
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861

The financial sustainability of NHS bodies

Financial risk is increasing in NHS trusts and foundation trusts. Those in severe financial difficulty continue to rely on cash support from the Department of Health.

Posted 7 November 2014 in: Press Release | Health and social care
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Strategic flood risk management

The Environment Agency has improved the cost effectiveness and prioritization of its flood risk spending but current spending is insufficient to meet many flood defence maintenance needs.

Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Academies and maintained schools: Oversight and intervention

The Department is not able to demonstrate the effectiveness of how it and others intervene in underperforming maintained schools and academies.

Posted 30 October 2014 in: Press Release | Education and skills
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes

This review of five major rail projects highlights lessons the Department for Transport should apply to current and future rail programmes.

Posted 29 October 2014 in: Press Release | Transport and infrastructure
Contact: Barry Lester
Direct line: 020 7798 7937 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk
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