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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Communities and Local Government during 2013-14.

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22 Oct 2014

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Managing and removing foreign national offenders

The Home Office has made slower progress than expected in managing foreign national offenders, despite increased resources and tougher powers.

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22 Oct 2014

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Transport 2013-14

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 Transport 2013-14.

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20 Oct 2014

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Housing Benefit fraud and error

The Department for Work & Pensions should have increased its focus on Housing Benefit fraud and error sooner, and is now facing an escalating problem.

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17 Oct 2014

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Delivering value and accountability – CIMA and NAO expert panel report

Fiscal pressure on government departments is set to continue through the next Parliament, with citizen expectations continuing to rise. With the ‘more for less’ challenge continuing indefinitely and an increasingly complex public sector landscape, a strong and integrated finance function across government is crucial.

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9 Oct 2014

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Funding healthcare: Making allocations to local areas

There is wide variation in the extent to which £79 billion in central funding allocated to local health bodies differs from target allocations that are based on relative need.

• This is NAO’s first report on funding since the 2013 health reforms took effect. Where possible comparisons have been made with funding under the previous system set out in a 2011 NAO report.

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Published:
11 Sep 2014

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Update on the National Cyber Security Programme

Government continues to make good progress in implementing the Programme. It must, however increase the pace of change in some areas in the face of evolving cyber threats.

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Published:
10 Sep 2014

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Out-of-hours GP services in England

Although some areas of the NHS in England are achieving value for money for out-of-hours GP services, this is not the case across the board.

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Published:
9 Sep 2014

Shaking Hands

Transforming government’s contract management

We published two reports today – Following the discovery of widespread and deep-rooted weaknesses in the government’s management of contracts it is starting to improve how it manages its contracts.

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4 Sep 2014

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16- to 18-year-old participation in education and training

Value for money for the £7 billion spent on 16- to 18-year-olds has increased overall, but the Department needs better information on which reforms have proven most effective.

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3 Sep 2014

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