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The return of Lloyds Banking Group to private ownership

Now that all Lloyds shares have been sold we reviewed how the government prepared for and carried out the sales from March 2014 onwards.

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Survival guide to challenging costs in major projects

This publication outlines some of the challenges in estimating and managing costs that we have observed in our work on major projects. It offers Accounting Officers and senior decision makers some ground rules and thoughts on how factors to consider when challenging costs.

Rolling out Universal Credit

In this report, we assess the value for money of the Department for Work and Pensions’ introduction of Universal Credit.

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Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care

This investigation looks at the 2017-18 increase in NHS spending on certain generic medicines, possible causes of the price increases in the market for generic medicines, and how the Department of Health and Social Care responded to the price increases.

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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.
On the NAO Blog.

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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Public Sector Show, London

Sir Amyas Morse, C&AG, and Max Tse, Executive Leader will be speaking

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Priorities for adult social care in England: funding, delivery and policy options

Aileen Murphie, NAO Director for local government, will speak on ‘Assessing progress on service redesign: delivery, integration and workforce challenges’.

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