Our work on efficiency is of interest to many different groups, including public sector bodies that want to become more efficient and Members of Parliament and others who want to know how efficiently money is spent and whether claims of efficiency improvement are robust.

The NAO Efficiency products can help you generate efficiency, share efficiency experience and test efficiency - using the methodology we have developed to test the savings reported since the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review.

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House of Commons Speaker’s Committee – Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General

A report from the pages of the House of Commons Speakers Committee. The Committee’s report presents two pieces of work by the National Audit Office covering the Electoral Commission and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.


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1 Mar 2012

Coins and notes

The BBC’s efficiency programme

A report on the BBC’s progress to date in delivering efficiency savings required by the BBC Trust following the 2007 licence fee settlement.


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1 Nov 2011


Regulating Network Rail’s efficiency

Limitations in Network Rail’s cost information has hampered the ability of the Office of Rail Regulation to assess efficiency savings.

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1 Apr 2011

Reporting value for money savings

We have published good practice for accurate public reporting of savings in Appendix 2 of The Efficiency and Reform Group’s role in improving public sector value for money.

This guidance has been developed from our examinations of the savings programmes in the 2004 and 2007 Spending Review periods.

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25 Mar 2011

Maturity of process management in central government

The NAO’s assessment of the maturity of process management in central government identifies areas of strength and opportunities to improve.

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1 Dec 2010

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