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