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  1. Managing government borrowing

    Report Value for money

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    The environment for government borrowing has become more challenging in recent years – requiring sustained focus from government.

  2. Competition in public procurement: lessons learned

    Insight Lessons learned

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    This report examines whether government has mechanisms in place to understand and encourage competition in public procurement, and how government departments can make their use of competition more effective.

  3. Efficiency in central purchasing

    Work in progress

    Spring 2024

    Background HM Treasury’s public spending statistics show spending on public sector procurement was £379 billion in 2021/22 across the UK. This figure includes the procurement of goods and services by one public sector body from another. The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plays an important role helping central government and other organisations across the public and […]

  4. Cabinet Office functional savings

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    The Cabinet Office reports efficiency savings across shared government functions, but they could implement a more robust approach.

  5. Guide to corporate finance in the public sector

    Insight Good practice guides

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    This guide addresses the complex topic of corporate finance in the public sector and includes key questions to ask when scrutinising corporate finance activities.

  6. Good practice in annual reporting

    Insight Good practice guides

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    This interactive guide sets out good practice principles for annual reporting with examples from public sector organisations.

  7. Government grants: lessons learned

    Work in progress

    Summer 2024

    Grants are one of government’s main funding mechanisms. We will assess how effective government is at delivering grant programmes.

  8. Efficiency savings require learning past lessons

    Insight Opinion

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    Gareth Davies, head of the NAO, outlines lessons from NAO reports into the government’s handling of COVID-19 in a keynote speech at the Houses of Parliament.

  9. Commercial strategy needs to be joined up to achieve best value

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    Last December, the government published a Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement. It stressed that investments should be subject to consideration of the public good, including supporting national priorities. It discussed leveraging commercial activity to achieve social and environmental value. For our good practice guidance for managing the commercial lifecycle, we examined similar opportunities and […]