The NAO has today published an update for the Public Accounts Committee, detailing developments in the management of the Sellafield site, the UK’s largest and most hazardous nuclear site, and the extent to which progress has been made in decommissioning and cleaning it up.
This guide is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the financial services regulation, redress and advice bodies, using our published work. It covers:
• The responsibilities 5 financial services regulation, redress and advice bodies and how they spend their money
• Interaction and cooperation between the 5 bodies
• Our recent findings and future challenges for the 5 bodies
• Case studies on the impact of payment protection insurance mis-selling on the Financial Ombudsman Service and the financial crisis on the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Sector(s): Regulation, consumers and competition
The wider government needs to do more to understand the experience of whistleblowers and to act where whistleblowers suffer detriment.
Sector(s): Cross-government and public administration
MOD has made good progress stabilising the equipment programme but needs to set out how a bespoke trading entity will transform Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) into the leading defence acquisition organisation by 2017.
This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we have produced covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2013-14.
Performance Improvement area(s): Departmental Overviews
The NAO acknowledges the vital role played by inspectorates but identifies inconsistency in the extent to which they are independent of government and in their reporting arrangements, which can limit their impact.
Sector(s): Public order, justice and rights
This briefing, prepared for the Environmental Audit Committee, provides an update on the quality of sustainability reporting by central government departments. It includes a review of current and planned requirements.
HMRC has made good progress towards maximising revenue and making cost savings but also needs to do much more to improve its customer service.
Sector(s): Central Finance and Treasury
The Government did not meet its goal of transferring by 1 June 2014 all people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, for whom it was appropriate, from mental hospitals into the community.
Sector(s): Health and social care
The Building Public Trust Awards recognise trust and transparency in corporate reporting. This is the 12th year in which PwC has presented these annual awards.
Performance Improvement area(s): Financial management