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Cross-government and public administration

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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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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Update on the National Cyber Security Programme

Government continues to make good progress in implementing the Programme. It must, however increase the pace of change in some areas in the face of evolving cyber threats.

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Published:
10 Sep 2014

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Transforming government’s contract management

We published two reports today – Following the discovery of widespread and deep-rooted weaknesses in the government’s management of contracts it is starting to improve how it manages its contracts.

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4 Sep 2014

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The 2013-14 savings reported by the Efficiency and Reform Group

The Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) has achieved significant savings but further work should be done to improve the process of gathering and collating evidence.

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16 Jul 2014

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