Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network

The Emergency Services Network is one of the most technologically advanced systems worldwide and is set to replace the existing emergency services communication system, Airwave. However several risks have been highlighted.

The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme

UK Government says it is on track to meet target to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020. Local authorities’ ability to secure suitable school places and houses a risk to success. NAO estimate programme will cost £1.12bn by 2020.

Reports on Department of Health, NHS England and NHS Foundation Trusts’ consolidated accounts 2015-16

The Department of Health and its partners are still some way from implementing a plan to put the NHS’ finances in England on a sustainable footing, according to three reports issued by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Government’s management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans

There have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management.

This report is published alongside ‘Spending Review 2015’.

Spending Review 2015

There have been improvements in the way government plans and manages public sector activity, but the NAO does not consider that there exists a coherent, enduring framework for planning and management.

This report is published alongside ‘Government’s management of its performance: progress with single departmental plans’.

The £13 billion sale of former Northern Rock assets

The disposal of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans in 2015 was the government’s largest ever financial asset sale. When judged against the Government’s objective to shrink the balance sheet swiftly the deal was value for money.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Rural Payments Agency Accounts 2015-16

Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), has qualified his opinion on the 2015-16 accounts of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.