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Culture, Media and Leisure

Our work covers the full range of this large and diverse sector. It includes audits of the annual financial statements of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the many public bodies and charities it sponsors. These include the Olympic Delivery Authority, Arts Council England, the Tate Galleries, English Heritage, the Gambling Commission and various organisations responsible for distributing lottery money to good causes.

We also undertake value for money examinations across a wide range of bodies in the sector, including at the BBC where our work is carried out under an agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the BBC.

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2012-13

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we have produced covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2012-13.

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17 Mar 2014

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Memorandum on the BBC’s Digital Media Initiative

The BBC Executive did not have a sufficient grip on its Digital Media Initiative programme. Nor did it commission a thorough independent assessment to see whether it was technically sound.

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28 Jan 2014

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Severance payments and wider benefits for senior BBC managers: supplementary note

The NAO provides a supplementary note on its examination of 90 more severance payments to senior BBC managers, following requests from the PAC and BBC Trust.

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4 Sep 2013

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2012-13 review of the data systems for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Review of a sample of the data systems underpinning the input and impact indicators in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’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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12 Aug 2013

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The rural broadband programme

The programme to make superfast broadband widely available in each area of the UK is currently expected to be delivered nearly two years later than planned.

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5 Jul 2013

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Severance and wider benefits for senior BBC managers

Savings the BBC has made from senior manager redundancies exceed the cost of severance payments but it has too often breached its policies on severance payments for senior managers.

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1 Jul 2013

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The BBC’s move to Salford

The relocation took place on time and without disruption to broadcasts and should be within budget. But it is too early to judge value for money for licence fee payers.

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14 May 2013

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Department for Culture, Media and Sport Accounts 2011-12

The Comptroller & Auditor General’s audit opinion of the 2011-12 DCMS accounts was qualified due to the accounts not accurately reflecting the value of certain assets held within the Group.

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26 Feb 2013

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The London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: post-Games review

The NAO has underlined the success of the 2012 Games and stressed the importance of building on that success to deliver legacy benefits.

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Published:
5 Dec 2012

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Financial Management at the BBC

The BBC demonstrates sound financial management but must align its spending decisions more closely with its strategic priorities.

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20 Nov 2012

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