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A Short Guide to the NAO’s work on local authorities

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides relating to each government department and some cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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Care Act first-phase reforms – local experience of implementation

This report highlights the issues our case study areas told us were important to them in carrying out the Care Act. Local authorities may find their experience informative as they continue to develop their own approaches to carrying out the Care Act.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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A Short Guide to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides, one for each government department, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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The NAO’s role in local audit

The National Audit Office (NAO) has responsibilities within the framework for the audit of local public bodies. This leaflet provides information on our role, examples of our recent value-for-money work focused on local services, our 2015-16 work in progress and contact details for you to provide views and suggestions or to ask questions about our work.

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Published:
23 Jul 2015

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Care Quality Commission

The CQC, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has made substantial progress but needs to recruit and train staff and build a new organisational culture.

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Published:
22 Jul 2015

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Principles Paper: Managing provider failure

This paper explores the principles departments should use to manage provider failure. There is room for improvement in the way failure of providers is considered and managed.

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Published:
21 Jul 2015

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Fraud and Error Stocktake

The government continues to lose large amounts of money through fraud and error overpayments and many vulnerable people get less support than they are entitled to.

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Published:
21 Jul 2015

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Overseeing financial sustainability in the further education sector

With the number of further education (FE) colleges in financial difficulty expected to rise rapidly, there are fundamental structural problems which might require decisions at a regional or sector-wide level.

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Published:
20 Jul 2015

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Care leavers’ transitions to adulthood

The government has made a commitment to improve support for young people leaving foster or residential care in England but the system is not working effectively.

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Published:
17 Jul 2015

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Services for people with neurological conditions: progress review

Services and outcomes for people with neurological conditions need further improvement.

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Published:
10 Jul 2015

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