Communities, regions and regeneration

The NAO's work in this sector, which focuses on developing and regenerating England's regions, includes auditing the financial statements of the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships and their successor body; the Homes and Communities Agency; the Urban Development Corporations and the Regional Development Agencies.

We also undertake a wide range of value for money examinations across the sector, and are responsible for the Independent Performance Assessments and the Independent Supplementary Reviews of Regional Development Agencies.

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Adult social care in England: overview

The provision of adequate adult social care poses a significant public service challenge. Demand for care is rising while public spending is falling.

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13 Mar 2014


The Help to Buy equity loan scheme

The Help to Buy equity loan scheme is improving access to mortgage finance, but the scheme’s costs will be substantial.


6 Mar 2014

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Progress report on the Regional Growth Fund

Improvements have been made to the running of the Regional Growth Fund, but there is still a significant amount of public money to allocate through the Fund.

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25 Feb 2014

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Council Tax Support

Not all local authorities’ Council Tax support scheme will achieve the objectives outlined by the Department of Communities and Local Government.


13 Dec 2013

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Funding and structures for local economic growth

It has not yet been demonstrated that funding mechanisms for supporting local economic growth are capable of delivering value for money.

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6 Dec 2013

Peoples Legs

Programmes to help families facing multiple challenges

Two government programmes aiming to help families with multiple challenges, such as unemployment and anti-social behaviour, are starting to provide benefits but considerable challenges remain.

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3 Dec 2013

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2012-13

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 2012-13.

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15 Oct 2013

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2012-13 review of the data systems for the Department for Communities and Local Government

Review of a sample of the data systems underpinning the input and impact indicators in the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Business Plan, Common Areas of Spend and wider management information.
This review was carried out on the 2012-15 Business Plan. Revised Business Plans were issued in June 2013.


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8 Aug 2013


Department for Communities and Local Government Accounts 2012-13

The Comptroller and Auditor General, Amyas Morse, has qualified his regularity opinion on the 2012-13 financial statements of the Department for Communities and Local Government. This is in respect of two breaches by the DCLG of spending limits authorised by Parliament.


28 Jun 2013

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The New Homes Bonus

The NAO believes a review of the New Homes Bonus scheme is essential to ensure the Department understands the substantial financial risks to local authorities.

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27 Mar 2013

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