Client Funds Account – Statutory Child Maintenance Schemes 2013-14

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.

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

Public Health England’s grant to local authorities

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.

Posted 17 December 2014 in: Press Release | Health and social care
Contact: Barry Lester
Direct line: 020 7798 7937 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Appointment of non-executive members to the NAO Board

Following the appointment of Lord Bichard as the new Chair of the Board of the National Audit Office, the NAO has announced the appointment of three new non–executive members to the Board. These three appointments were on the recommendation of the current Chair of the NAO, Sir Andrew Likierman, and the Chair Elect Lord Bichard […] Read more

Posted 11 December 2014 in: Press Release |
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

HM Courts and Tribunals Trust Statement 2013-14

Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General, has for the first time provided a clear audit opinion on the financial statements of HM Courts and Tribunals Service. He has today reported to Parliament that HM Courts and Tribunals Service has significantly improved its ability to report on fines, penalties and confiscation orders.

Posted 11 December 2014 in: Press Release | Public order, justice and rights
Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Further education and skills sector: implementing the Simplification Plan

A plan by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to reduce complexity and administrative burdens in the further education and skills sector, despite improving some processes, has had only limited impact on providers’ costs.

Posted 4 December 2014 in: Press Release | Education and skills
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861

Ministry of Defence Accounts 2012-13

Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his audit opinion on the MOD’s 2012-13 accounts.

Posted 2 December 2014 in: Press Release | Defence
Contact: Clare Hardy
Direct line: 020 7798 7534

Investigation into financial support for students at alternative higher education providers

We focus on specific concerns about the financial support provided to students attending some alternative HE colleges and other providers.

Posted 2 December 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

Ministry of Defence 2013-14 accounts

The Ministry of Defence has made significant improvements in its management of and accounting for assets held on its inventory systems. However, the Department recognizes that it still faces significant challenges.

Posted 1 December 2014 in: Press Release | Defence
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861

Follow-up: grants to the Big Society Network and the Society Network Foundation

The NAO looked at issues originally identified in an earlier report.

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

Children in care

The Department for Education is not meeting its objectives to improve the quality of care and the stability of placements for children in care.

Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk, Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861
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