2013-14 Accounts of the Office for Legal Complaints

The C&AG has qualified his opinion on the 2013-14 Accounts of the Office for Legal Complaints. This is in part owing to expenses paid to its Chief Executive, the former Accounting Officer of the body, which were not retrospectively approved by the Ministry of Justice.

Posted 29 January 2015 in: Press Release | Audit of Financial Statements
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

UK Guarantees scheme for infrastructure

Under the Scheme, the Treasury guarantees that lenders to infrastructure projects will be repaid in full and on time, irrespective of project performance. The NAO is calling for the Treasury to be rigorous and objective in assessing whether the guarantees, which transfer risk to the public sector, are genuinely needed.

Posted 28 January 2015 in: Press Release | Central Finance and Treasury
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861

Conflicts of interest

This report outlines the importance of recognising and adequately managing conflicts of interest.

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

Follow-up on the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has made early progress in addressing NAO and Public Accounts Committee recommendations, but significant challenges remain.

Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Managing the BBC’s estate

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.

Posted 21 January 2015 in: Press Release | Culture, Media and Leisure
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Comptroller and Auditor General’s Report on the Department for Education financial statements 2013-14

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.

Contact: Barry Lester
Direct line: 020 7798 7937 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Managing the Official Development Assistance target

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.

Posted 16 January 2015 in: Press Release | International affairs
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Progress in improving cancer services and outcomes in England

There is considerable scope to make further improvements in cancer services and patient outcomes across England.

Posted 15 January 2015 in: Press Release | Health and social care
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Major Projects Report 2014 and the Equipment Plan 2014 to 2024

We publish our examination of the assumptions made by the MOD in its annual statement of its 10-year equipment plan.

Posted 13 January 2015 in: Press Release | Defence
Contact: Barry Lester
Direct line: 020 7798 7937 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Updated draft local audit code published by NAO

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

Posted 13 January 2015 in: Press Release | Local services
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk
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