The Whole of Government Accounts provide a unique perspective owing to their reach and approach to measuring the government’s financial performance and position.
The Cabinet Office is responsible for the Business Appointment Rules, but has not published any guidelines, and has no oversight of departmental compliance.
Official Development Assistance is being increasingly spent by departments other than the Department for International Development.
Amyas Morse, the Comptroller and Auditor General, has today issued a report on the 2016-17 accounts of HM Revenue & Customs.
The first sale of government shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland in August 2015 was well planned and organised and represented value for money.
HMRC has made progress in developing the new customs system, which was part of its existing programme, but it may need to be ready much earlier than originally planned if there is no agreement extending timescales on the transition to any new customs arrangements
The case for a huge expansion of electronic monitoring using GPS was unproven, but the Ministry of Justice pursued an overly ambitious and high risk strategy anyway. Ultimately it has not delivered.
For combined authorities to deliver real progress they will need to demonstrate that they can drive economic growth and contribute to public sector reform.
Funding for ongoing health care is a complex and highly sensitive area, which can affect some of the most vulnerable people in society and those that care for them.
The Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train project: investigation into the modification of the national rail network
In May 2012, the Department of Transport expected the tram-train scheme to be completed by Dec 2015. It is now expected to be completed in May 2018.