The strategic case for HS2, in terms of increasing rail capacity and generating regional growth, has still to be demonstrated clearly.
The relocation took place on time and without disruption to broadcasts and should be within budget. But it is too early to judge value for money for licence fee payers.
The National Audit Office has welcomed today’s publication of the Local Audit and Accountability Bill by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Bill provides for the introduction of the Government’s preferred model for the audit of local public bodies. This includes a new responsibility for the head of the NAO, the Comptroller and […] Read more
The MOD acted promptly to revert to the decision to buy the vertical take-off version of the Joint Strike Fighter but will have to manage significant risks.
The Equitable Life payment scheme runs the risk of failing to meet payment targets and over-running on costs.
(If you think you may be entitled to a payment, please contact The Equitable Life Payment Scheme or call 0300 0200 150)
ERG has contributed significantly to departmental savings in 2011-12 but substantial and sustainable new savings streams will be needed to achieve £20bn of savings in 2014-15.
There is scope for greater use of online public services but there are still significant numbers of people who cannot go online or do not wish to do so.
Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General, has refused to give a full sign off to the 2011-12 accounts of the Royal Armouries. The C&AG qualified his audit opinion following irregular pay increases awarded to two members of Royal Armouries staff. A two-year pay freeze for civil servants earning over the full-time equivalent of £21,000 per […] Read more
The NAO believes a review of the New Homes Bonus scheme is essential to ensure the Department understands the substantial financial risks to local authorities.
Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has qualified his audit opinion in respect of two years of financial statements for Firebuy Ltd, covering 2010-11 and the short period in 2011-12 up to the closure of the company in July 2011.