Under the Scheme, the Treasury guarantees that lenders to infrastructure projects will be repaid in full and on time, irrespective of project performance. The NAO is calling for the Treasury to be rigorous and objective in assessing whether the guarantees, which transfer risk to the public sector, are genuinely needed.
Sector(s): Central Finance and Treasury
This report outlines the importance of recognising and adequately managing conflicts of interest.
Sector(s): Cross-government and public administration
The Charity Commission has made early progress in addressing NAO and Public Accounts Committee recommendations, but significant challenges remain.
Sector(s): Regulation, consumers and competition
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.
Sector(s): Culture, Media and Leisure
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.
Sector(s): Education and skills
Performance Improvement area(s): Audit of Financial Statements
This briefing for the Commons Science and Technology Committee sets out the results of a review of the data available to the Home Office to help it oversee the forensics market; the adequacy of the data the Home Office has available; current trends in the forensics market and associated risks; and the Home Office’s response to the Committee’s previous recommendations on this matter.
Sector(s): Select Committee Work
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.
Sector(s): International affairs
There is considerable scope to make further improvements in cancer services and patient outcomes across England.
Sector(s): Health and social care
We publish our examination of the assumptions made by the MOD in its annual statement of its 10-year equipment plan.
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.
Sector(s): Business and industry