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

Paying government suppliers on time

There is little evidence that government’s commitment to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within 5 working days is having the intended effect of helping the UK’s 5 million small and medium-sized enterprises.

Posted 8 January 2015 in: Press Release | Business and industry
Contact: Rupi Gohlar
Direct line: 020 7798 7066 Mobile: 07917 555388 Email: pressoffice@nao.gsi.gov.uk

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
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