The Charity Commission has made early progress in addressing NAO and Public Accounts Committee recommendations, but significant challenges remain.
The BBC has made good progress in rationalising and upgrading its estate. But value for money in the short to medium term will depend crucially on the BBC’s making better use of its estate.
The inability of the DfE to prepare financial statements providing a true and fair view of financial activity by its group of bodies means that it is not meeting the accountability requirements of Parliament.
The Department for International Development met, for the calendar year 2013, the government target to spend 0.7% of the UK’s annual gross national income on overseas aid.
There is considerable scope to make further improvements in cancer services and patient outcomes across England.
We publish our examination of the assumptions made by the MOD in its annual statement of its 10-year equipment plan.
Following a public consultation, the National Audit Office has published an updated draft code of practice for the audit of local public bodies, together with an accompanying summary of consultation responses. The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provided for the abolition of the Audit Commission and the introduction of new arrangements for the audit […] Read more
There is little evidence that government’s commitment to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within 5 working days is having the intended effect of helping the UK’s 5 million small and medium-sized enterprises.
The C&AG has qualified the DWP’s Client Funds Account on the grounds of material errors in the calculations of child maintenance assessments. He has also given an adverse opinion on the truth and fairness of the outstanding maintenance arrears.
Public Health England has made a good start in supporting local authorities with their new responsibilities for public health but it is too soon to tell whether its approach is achieving value for money.