Care Quality Commission

The CQC, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has made substantial progress but needs to recruit and train staff and build a new organisational culture.

Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Mobile: 07985 274421 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Investigation into the matching of funds from the Grassroots Grants Programme with donations from The W O Street Charitable Foundation

The NAO’s findings from its investigation into whether £1.3m of donations from a charity, the William Openshaw Street Foundation, were eligible to be matched with funds from the Cabinet Office’s Grassroots Grants Programme.

Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861 Mobile: 07985 260074 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Fraud and Error Stocktake

The government continues to lose large amounts of money through fraud and error overpayments and many vulnerable people get less support than they are entitled to.

Posted 21 July 2015 in: Press Release | Local services, Tax and duties
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector

With the number of further education (FE) colleges in financial difficulty expected to rise rapidly, there are fundamental structural problems which might require decisions at a regional or sector-wide level.

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

Skills Funding Agency Accounts 2014-15

Skills Funding Agency accounts qualified as £50m paid in advance to FE Colleges

Contact: Barry Lester
Direct line: 020 7798 7937 Mobile: 07748 181692 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Strategic financial management in the Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence’s strategy for improving its financial management has put its finances on a sounder footing and is delivering results, but there are still considerable challenges ahead, including delivering the savings already removed from budget allocations.

Posted 17 July 2015 in: Press Release | Defence and armed forces
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861 Mobile: 07985 260074 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs 2014-15 accounts

Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has today issued a report on the 2014-15 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs.

Posted 17 July 2015 in: Press Release | Tax and duties
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861 Mobile: 07985 260074 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Care leavers’ transitions to adulthood

The government has made a commitment to improve support for young people leaving foster or residential care in England but the system is not working effectively.

Contact: Angharad Thomas
Direct line: 020 7798 7208 Mobile: 07985 274421 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Department for Work and Pensions 2014-15 accounts

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the 2014-15 accounts of the DWP, owing to the unacceptably high level of fraud and error in benefit expenditure.

Contact: Barry Lester
Direct line: 020 7798 7937 Mobile: 07748 181692 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Ministry of Defence 2014-15 accounts

Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his audit opinion on the MOD’s accounts for the sixth year running.

Posted 16 July 2015 in: Press Release | Defence and armed forces
Contact: Steve Luxford
Direct line: 020 7798 7861 Mobile: 07985 260074 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk
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