The Treasury published an updated version of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Handbook in April 2013. We have produced a fact sheet signposting the main developments in the new Handbook.
The strategic case for HS2, in terms of increasing rail capacity and generating regional growth, has still to be demonstrated clearly.
Sector(s): Transport and infrastructure
The relocation took place on time and without disruption to broadcasts and should be within budget. But it is too early to judge value for money for licence fee payers.
Sector(s): Culture, Media and Leisure
The MOD acted promptly to revert to the decision to buy the vertical take-off version of the Joint Strike Fighter but will have to manage significant risks.
The NAO has prepared this briefing for the Justice Select Committee in support of its inquiry into women offenders. The briefing looks specifically at the new funding arrangements for women’s centres in the community, which have been funded partly by the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service, and partly by probation trusts since 2009.
This factsheet provides further details on recent developments, including the introduction of grouped internal audit services and the adoption of new internal audit standards by central government
The Institute of Internal Auditors and the NAO released a set of case studies illustrating some of the key principles of effective internal auditing, taken from a range of public and private sector organisations (including British Telecom, Department for Work and Pensions, EDF etc).
The Equitable Life payment scheme runs the risk of failing to meet payment targets and over-running on costs.
(If you think you may be entitled to a payment, please contact The Equitable Life Payment Scheme or call 0300 0200 150)
Sector(s): Central Finance and Treasury
This briefing was prepared for the House of Commons Defence Committee to help inform its inquiry into the education of Service children, its third in a series of inquiries looking at the workings of the Armed Forces Covenant.
This briefing was prepared for the House of Commons Defence Committee to help inform its inquiry into the education of Service personnel, its fourth in a series of inquiries looking at the workings of the Armed Forces Covenant.