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Environment, energy and sustainability

Our work in this sector includes auditing the annual financial statements of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the public bodies they sponsor, including the Rural Payments Agency, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Coal Authority.

We produce a wide range of VfM reports, covering environmental programmes managed by Defra, the management of energy liabilities by DECC and wider topics. We also provide briefings and reports to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee and the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.

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Departmental Sustainability Overview: Home Office

This briefing responds to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee to review sustainability at the Home Office. It follows a similar format to our report on sustainability at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and thus covers all aspects of the Department’s activities: governance, policy, operations and procurement.

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Published:
24 Mar 2014

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department of Energy & Climate Change 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 of Energy & Climate Change 2012-13.

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Published:
4 Dec 2013

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The Levy Control Framework

The Levy Control Framework is a valuable tool for supporting control of costs to consumers arising from government energy policies, but it has not been fully effective in key areas.

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Published:
27 Nov 2013

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Assurance of reported savings at Sellafield

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s systems for recording and challenging claimed savings at Sellafield give moderate assurance of reported overall savings since 2009-10.

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29 Oct 2013

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 2012-13

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22 Oct 2013

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15 Oct 2013

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority 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 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority during 2012-2013.

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Published:
15 Oct 2013

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Food safety and authenticity in the processed meat supply chain

The horsemeat incident in January 2013 exposed weaknesses in control in the food supply chain.

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10 Oct 2013

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2012-13 review of the data systems for the Department of Energy and Climate Change

Review of a sample of the data systems underpinning the input and impact indicators in the Department of Energy and Climate Change’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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Published:
6 Sep 2013

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2012-13 review of the data systems for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Review of a sample of the data systems underpinning the input and impact indicators in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ 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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9 Aug 2013

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