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The NAO's cross-government team reviews departments to examine how cost-effectively government as a whole manages its resources, the search for greater efficiency, and the delivery of major programmes and projects.

The team conducts value for money examinations of areas such as joint delivery, the delivery chain across departments, and the role of central departments in influencing cross-government practice.

Sharing knowledge and insight, we aim to help departments improve in common disciplines and challenges such as procurement, project management, financial management, and asset management.

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Our enquiries into Civil Service Learning’s contract with Capita

The National Audit Office has today published its findings on the Civil Service Learning contract with Capita Business Services Ltd (Capita). The NAO’s enquiries address specific concerns from several people who raised different but overlapping concerns about the operation of the contract.

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25 Mar 2015

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The centre of government: an update

The update looks at how the centre of government’s role has evolved in response to austerity, examines recent developments such as how the leadership of functions and professions has been brought together under the new Chief Executive of the Civil Service.

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12 Mar 2015

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Investigation into government travel expenditure

The centre of government has little oversight of official travel, leaving this role to departments, although it does seek to manage the price of travel.

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11 Mar 2015

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The role of prescribed persons

The wider government needs to do more to understand the experience of whistleblowers and to act where whistleblowers suffer detriment.

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27 Feb 2015

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Sustainability reporting in central government: An update

This briefing, prepared for the Environmental Audit Committee, provides an update on the quality of sustainability reporting by central government departments. It includes a review of current and planned requirements.

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12 Feb 2015

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Conflicts of interest

This report outlines the importance of recognising and adequately managing conflicts of interest.

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27 Jan 2015

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Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Procurement Investigation

We report on our investigation arising from the findings of Internal Audit for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman regarding the management of conflicts of interest in procuring services during a fundamental change programme.

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18 Dec 2014

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Cabinet Office 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 Cabinet Office 2013-14.

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1 Dec 2014

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28 Nov 2014

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Delivering value and accountability – CIMA and NAO expert panel report

Fiscal pressure on government departments is set to continue through the next Parliament, with citizen expectations continuing to rise. With the ‘more for less’ challenge continuing indefinitely and an increasingly complex public sector landscape, a strong and integrated finance function across government is crucial.

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9 Oct 2014

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