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Tax Form

The effective management of tax reliefs

HM Treasury and HMRC do not keep track of tax reliefs intended to change behaviour, or adequately report to Parliament on whether tax reliefs work as expected.

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Published:
21 Nov 2014

Whitehall and Westminster signposts

Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs during 2013-14.

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Published:
20 Nov 2014

Scales of Justice

Implementing reforms to civil legal aid

The MoJ is on track to make significant and quick reductions in its spending on civil legal aid. But it is less clear to what extent it has met its objective of targeting legal aid at those who need it most.

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Published:
20 Nov 2014

Town Hall sign

Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014

Local authorities have worked hard to manage reductions in government funding, but the DCLG needs to be better informed about the situation across England.

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Published:
19 Nov 2014

Town Hall sign

The Impact of Funding Reductions on Local Authorities

Local authorities have worked hard to manage reductions in government funding, but the DCLG needs to be better informed about the situation across England.

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Published:
19 Nov 2014

Business Meeting

Investigation into the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of related party transactions at Durand Academy

We examine the Education Funding Agency’s oversight of the Durand Academy Trust’s compliance with guidance on conflicts of interest and related party transactions.

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Published:
13 Nov 2014

Patient discussion

Planning for the Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund is an innovative idea but the quality of early preparation and planning did not match the scale of the ambition. Current plans forecast £314m of savings for the NHS rather than the £1 billion in early planning assumptions.

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Published:
11 Nov 2014

Admin work

The financial sustainability of NHS bodies

Financial risk is increasing in NHS trusts and foundation trusts. Those in severe financial difficulty continue to rely on cash support from the Department of Health.

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Published:
7 Nov 2014

Flood Pumps

Strategic flood risk management

The Environment Agency has improved the cost effectiveness and prioritization of its flood risk spending but current spending is insufficient to meet many flood defence maintenance needs.

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Published:
5 Nov 2014

Child in classroom

Academies and maintained schools: Oversight and intervention

The Department is not able to demonstrate the effectiveness of how it and others intervene in underperforming maintained schools and academies.

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Published:
30 Oct 2014

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