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Implementing the UK’s exit from the European Union: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This publication sets out how the FCO is preparing to deliver an effective exit from the EU. It focuses primarily on the 11 work streams on which the FCO reports to the Department for Exiting the EU.

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Exiting the EU: The financial settlement

This report forms part of the National Audi Office’s programme of work to examine how the government is overseeing and implementing the UK’s exit from the EU. It is our first report on the financial settlement, assessing HM Treasury’s estimate of the cost of the settlement.

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Ensuring sufficient skilled military personnel

This report reviews whether the Ministry of Defence has an effective approach to developing the capability of its regular forces, and how it is adapting to meet the new challenges.

Investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to cancel three rail electrification projects

This investigation sets out the decision-making process, leading to the July 2017 announcement of the cancellation of three rail electrification projects: the Midland Main Line north of Kettering (to Nottingham and Sheffield); the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea; and the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere.

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Highlights

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Self-assessment resources

Frameworks and guides to aid organisations’ self-assessment and decision-making

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UK’s exit from the European Union

Our work on exiting the EU (Brexit) can be found here

NAO – University of Birmingham Tax Centre

This new Tax Centre delivers independent evidence to improve tax efficiency.

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Jobcentre journey time model

This interactive data visualisation presents an overview of planned changes to the jobcentre estate in England.

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The social care challenge

Care worker We blog about the financial and adult care workforce challenges government needs to address in its forthcoming health and social care workforce strategy and Green Paper for support for older papers.
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Strand Group Keynote Speech

Sir Amyas Morse recently spoke on 'The implications of central decision-making on the delivery of frontline services’ at the Strand Group, the Policy Institute at King's College London's signature seminar series.
Read a transcript of Sir Amyas Morse's speech.

Events

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NAO-UoB Tax Centre workshop, Canada

Two-day workshop on how austerity and fiscal consolidation affect the administration and compliance of the tax system

Government Property and Estates Conference 2018

NAO Director, Louise Bladen, is speaking on ‘Measuring the effectiveness of the Cabinet Office’s Government Property Unit’

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